29:294 Advanced Plasma Physics Fall 2005
Instructor John A. Goree, 512 VAN, phone 335-1843
Lectures MWF 11:30 – 12:20 618 VAN
Office Hours You may see me immediately after lecture.
Additional office hours will be scheduled when we meet at the first lecture
Prerequisite An introductory plasma physics course, at least one semester.
Textbook Nicholson course pack copies of Introduction to Plasma Theory
Lieberman & Lichtenberg Principles of Plasma Discharges …
Topics Review of plasma fundamentals Nicholson Ch. 1
Klimontovich equation Nicholson Ch. 3
Fokker Planck equation Nicholson Ch. 4
Coulomb collisions Nicholson Ch. 5, L&L appendix
PIC Particle simulation ES-1 handout notes
Atomic collisions Lieberman & Lichtenberg, Ch. 3
Sheaths & probes Lieberman & Lichtenberg, Ch. 6
Dusty plasmas Physics Today reprint
Review of Vlasov theory Nicholson Sec. 6.1 – 6.3
Quasilinear theory Nicholson Ch. 10
Homework Approximately 6 assignments, including computer exercises.
Quizzes weekly quizzes, 11:30 AM Tuesday, covering recent reading & lecture notes
Computer Assignments use the ES-1 codes. Use X-terminal emulator on PCs in 201 VAN.
An account on the newton unix machine is required; see Scott Allendorf, 216A VAN
Exams Midterm Exam: Oral, 20 min, emphasis on concepts rather than calculations
Final Exam: Written, covers the entire course
9:45 A.M. Friday, December 16 2005
Grading S-U grades for graduate students, based on exams, quizzes, and homework
More Info Departmental Office 203 VAN, DEO Thomas Boggess
For each semester hour credit in the course, students should expect to spend two hours per week preparing for class sessions
I would like to hear from anyone who has a disability which may require some modification of seating, testing, or other class requirements so that appropriate arrangements may be made. Please contact me during the first two weeks. You may contact me during my office hours.
If you have a complaint: (1)The student should ordinarily try to resolve the matter with the instructor first. (2) If the complaint is not resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student should discuss the matter further with the course supervisor (if the instructor is a teaching assistant), the departmental executive officer, or, in some departments, another faculty member designated to receive complaints. (3) If the matter remains unresolved, the student may submit a written complaint to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, 120 Schaeffer Hall (335-2633). (Graduate students should be directed to the offices of the Graduate College, 205 Gilmore Hall, 335-2137.)
Cheating: If I suspect a student of academic fraud or cheating, I will inform the student in writing. I will report cheating to the dean and recommend discipline.