Plasma Physics

A complete set of lecture notes for a graduate plasma physics course. Topics covered include particle orbit theory, fluid theory, wave theory, MHD theory, and kinetic theory.

The lecture notes are availible in two formats:
A fully hyperlinked HTML document.
A book based on the lectures notes and published by CRC Press.

Plasma Physics Software

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A C++ program to simulate the two-stream instability in a one-dimensional, warm, unmagnetized, collisionless plasma. Program uses particle-in-cell (PIC) approach. Python scripts are supplied that allows the simulation to be visulalized via animated gif files.

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Richard Fitzpatrick
Last modified: Sun Aug 24 14:12:18 CDT 2014