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Computational Plasma Physics: With Applications To Fusion And Astrophysics (Frontiers in Physics) Paperback – February 13, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0813342115 ISBN-10: 0813342112 Edition: Reprint

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  • Series: Frontiers in Physics
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Westview Press; Reprint edition (February 13, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813342112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813342115
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #962,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Toshiki Tajima is Director General at the Kansai Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in Kyoto. He was formerly the Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor in Theoretical Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include accelerator physics and computational physics. He is co-author with Kazunari Shibata, of Plasma Astrophysics.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Clinite on October 19, 2009
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This isn't a new edition of Tajima's original compendium but the physics and algorithms described are still in widespread use and it never assumes that you're using particular software or a programming language. This book is for graduate scientists and engineers who shouldn't find it difficult to translate the algorithms into pseudo-code that they can create a simulation or make calculations from. There's an awful lot of theoretical work developed here from neural networks to accelerator design and I found at least three of the chapters useful for the plasma physics project that I was working on. Still, after twenty years an update of this book would be worthwhile given the author's fascination with the invention of the "mouse".
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. I. Haque on February 20, 2006
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Collection of theoretical background for computational methods. Poor description of the methods themselves. This book is difficult to read. You better be a top notch expert in plasma physics to get anything out of this one. I was able to learn a few bits here and there, save your money and buy something else.
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