Plasma Dynamics

Study facts

Course codeMAT256
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
English if English-speaking students attend the seminars, otherwise Norwegian
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Belongs toDepartment of Mathematics

Objectives 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.

Semester of Instruction


Learning Outcomes

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

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT252 (or PHYS205), PHYS111, PHYS112

Forms of Assessment

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.