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
To prepare students in applied mathematics (and physics) for graduate work where knowledge of plasma dynamics is essential.
Forms of Assessment
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.