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Published: 25 January 2018

2,688 Pages | 660 figures


ISBN: 9780198812623

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Plasma Physics and Fusion Plasma Electrodynamics

Abraham Bers

  • Introductory, graduate level textbook with over 600 illustrations, 350 exercises, and 7 appendices on applied mathematics
  • Comprehensive treatment of waves in plasmas, and their use in heating and current generation in magnetic confinement fusion plasmas
  • Unique and detailed chapter on absolute and convective instability analysis which is of general applicability in physics and engineering
  • Electrodynamics of coupling of modes, linear and nonlinear; parametric instabilities in inertial confinement fusion plasmas
  • Detailed treatment of kinetic instabilities in plasmas in a magnetic field - including relativistic instabilities
  • Weak turbulence and nonlinear dynamics of solitons and chaos in plasmas
  • Transport, in weakly and fully ionized plasmas: classical, and elements of neoclassical and turbulent transport

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