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Course MAT256

Plasma Dynamics

Course offered :

Number of credits 10
Course offered (semester) Occasionally
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Aim and Content

Theory of ionized gases (plasmas) in electric and magnetic fields, including particle trajectories, statistical mechanics, kinetic theory, continuum theory and wave propagation. Some applications to space plasmas.

Learning Outcomes

To prepare students in applied mathematics (and physics) for graduate work where knowledge of plasma dynamics is essential.

Course offered (semester)


Language of Instruction

English if English-speaking students attend the seminars, otherwise Norwegian

Recommended previous knowledge

MAT252 (or PHYS205), PHYS111, PHYS112

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.