Review of plasma fundamentals Nicholson Ch. 1, Gurnett Ch. 2
Nicholson Ch. 3
Fokker Planck equation Nicholson Ch. 4
Coulomb collisions Nicholson Ch. 5, L &
L appendix, Gurnett Ch. 11
PIC Particle simulation BirdsallCh. 2 and
Atomic collisions Lieberman&Lichtenberg, Ch. 3
Sheaths & probes Lieberman&Lichtenberg, Ch. 6
Dusty plasmas reprints
PIC-MC Particle simulation Birdsall
and handout notes
Review of Vlasov theory Nicholson Sec. 6.1-6.3, Gurnett
Nicholson Ch. 10, Gurnett Ch. 10
Approximately 6 assignments, including computer exercises.
Assignments use ES-1 and PDP-1 codes.
Use X-terminal emulator on PCs in 201 VAN.
An account on the
newtonunix machine is required; see Scott Allendorf, 216A VAN
Oral, 20 min
emphasis on concepts rather than calculations
Written, covers the entire course & lab
Official time: , Friday, Dec. 19;
we will reschedule this to a more convenient time if possible for
all students enrolled
S-U grades for graduate students
Any student who has
a disability which may require some modifications of seating, testing or
other class requirements should contact me as soon as possible so that the
appropriate arrangements can be made.