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
Resources
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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Semester of Instruction

Occasionally

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.