Plasma Dynamics

Study facts

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

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)

Occasionally

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.