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Introduction to Plasma Physics Graduate Level Course - Fitzpatrick

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Introduction to Plasma Physics:
 A graduate level course
Richard Fitzpatrick
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Associate Professor of PhysicsThe University of Texas at Austin
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In association with R.D. Hazeltine and F.L. Waelbroeck.
 
Contents
1.1 Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.2 What is plasma?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.3 A brief history of plasma physics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.4 Basic parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.5 The plasma frequenc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111.6 Debye shielding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121.7 The plasma parameter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141.8 Collisionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161.9 Magnetized plasmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181.10 Plasma beta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202.2 Motion in uniform fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.3 Method of averaging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222.4 Guiding centre motion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242.5 Magnetic drifts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292.6 Invariance of the magnetic moment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312.7 Poincar´e invariants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322.8 Adiabatic invariants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332.9 Magnetic mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342.10 The Van Allen radiation belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372.11 The ring current. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422.12 The second adiabatic invariant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462.13 The third adiabatic invariant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482.14 Motion in oscillating fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
3.1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 533.2 Moments of the distribution function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563.3 Moments of the collision operator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583.4 Moments of the kinetic equation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
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3.5 Fluid equations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633.6 Entropy production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643.7 Fluid closure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 653.8 The Braginskii equations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 723.9 Normalization of the Braginskii equations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 853.10 The cold-plasma equations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 933.11 The MHD equations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 953.12 The drift equations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 973.13 Closure in collisionless magnetized plasmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
4.1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1054.2 Plane waves in a homogeneous plasma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1054.3 The cold-plasma dielectric permittivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1074.4 The cold-plasma dispersion relation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1104.5 Polarization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1124.6 Cutoff and resonance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1134.7 Waves in an unmagnetized plasma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1144.8 Low-frequency wave propagation in a magnetized plasma. . . . . 1164.9 Wave propagation parallel to the magnetic field. . . . . . . . . . . 1194.10 Wave propagation perpendicular to the magnetic field. . . . . . . 1244.11 Wave propagation through an inhomogeneous plasma. . . . . . . 1274.12 Cutoffs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1334.13 Resonances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1354.14 The resonant layer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1394.15 Collisional damping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1404.16 Pulse propagation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1414.17 Ray tracing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1454.18 Radio wave propagation through the ionosphere. . . . . . . . . . 148
5.1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1525.2 Magnetic pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1545.3 Flux freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1555.4 MHD waves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
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