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Introduction to Plasma Physics [Paperback]

R.J Goldston , P.H Rutherford
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November 1, 1995 075030183X 978-0750301831 Pap/Dskt
Introduction to Plasma Physics is the standard text for an introductory lecture course on plasma physics. The text’s six sections lead readers systematically and comprehensively through the fundamentals of modern plasma physics. Sections on single-particle motion, plasmas as fluids, and collisional processes in plasmas lay the groundwork for a thorough understanding of the subject. The authors take care to place the material in its historical context for a rich understanding of the ideas presented. They also emphasize the importance of medical imaging in radiotherapy, providing a logical link to more advanced works in the area. The text includes problems, tables, and illustrations as well as a thorough index and a complete list of references.

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“This is one of the present standard textbooks on fundamentals of modern plasma physics. The book contains exercises to control the newly obtained knowledge. A list of books for further reading and an index of scientific keywords are given at the end of the work. The book is of interest for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics, especially plasma physics and astrophysics and related engineering.”
—Claudia-Veronika Meister (Potsdam)

This is one of the present standard textbooks on fundamentals of modern plasma physics. The book contains exercises to control the newly obtained knowledge. A list of books for further reading and an index of scientific keywords are given at the end of the work. Two disks with computer programs in Macintosh and MS Windows format on area-preserving maps and Hamiltonian chaos are added. The book is of interest for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics, especially plasma physics and astrophysics and related engineering.
-Claudia-Veronika Meister (Potsdam)

Product Details

  • Series: Plasma Physics
  • Paperback: 510 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; Pap/Dskt edition (November 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075030183X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750301831
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,135,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but I wouldn't use it alone January 3, 2007
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This book can be very useful as a graduate level plasma text, or a reference, or as something to put on your shelf to make you look like a "serious" plasma physicist. It covers drifts extremely well and I was reasonably pleased with the two fluid model. But in the end if you are trying to learn plasma physics this book really shines as a SUPPLEMENT and I imagine would be pretty frustrating as your only source to learn from. I bought this book and Chen's book for my graduate plasma 1 course. I never opened Chen, referenced Goldston often throughout the course (and as expected put a lot of focus on the class notes). But honestly, I think you probably already know if you need this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The 4th element August 17, 2000
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I am a university student who major in physics. and this book was a text in plasma course. As plasma group of princeton univ. is strong, this book is strong enough to understand plasma. most favorite thing in this book is sufficient explanation about the physical and mathmatical explanation. and the not good thing is a little dirty mathmatical calculation. so if you want clear mathmatics, I think you had better look another book. Anyway if you read this from cover to cover, you can learn ABC of Plasma. isn't it wonderful?
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Good introductory book to understand the basics of plasma physics, plasma waves, and plasma instabilities such as Rayleigh-Taylor and drift waves.
A note to publishers: Clarity of printing not good in some pages
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bad May 24, 2013
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Bad condition i had better used books but its information will be useful, its highlighted with pencil, it has a part of paper book like cracks. But the information its good.
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