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Plasma Physics via Computer Simulation (Series in Plasma Physics) Paperback – October 3, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0750310253 ISBN-10: 0750310251 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Series in Plasma Physics
  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (October 3, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750310251
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750310253
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By George Stanton on March 4, 2007
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I've never done any computer simulation for plasmas before and was looking for a good introduction to how to go about it. I found this book to be an excellent introduction. Much better than any of the review articles I found on the subject, which tend to be terse. This book goes step by step and walks you through everything that goes into a very basic 1-D electrostatic code. It then tells you how to turn the electrostatic code into an electromagnetic one. The middle section of the book deals with the numerical methods used from a more mathematical standpoint (convergence & stability) and the last part goes into making 2D and 3D codes. I have to admit that I've only read the first part and glanced at the later sections for reference, but so far it's been an excellent reference.

My only complaint is that I wish there were a newer edition. The computational power the book assumes is much less than is currently available and in some ways that complicates the methods that are used. It does, however, teach you to be more efficient. I also found it annoying that the example code is in Fortran. I find it hard to understand Fortran code given the (necessarily) cryptic variable names and weird syntax.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank on February 23, 2012
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This textbook is classic for particle-in-cell method users. The included FORTRAN code is extremely helpful if you want construct your own simulation code.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shahab on October 26, 2011
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I think this book is famous enough among plasma simulation communities, so obviously doesn't need my review.
It's just great :)
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Its a classic book with great content... but so disappointing that the content hasn't been updated. The code presented is so out of date now that very few new physics students will be able to understand and read the codes. Someone needs to do a modern port to c or python. Then this book could be re-released as an up to date and state of the art text book.
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Purchased as a professional reference book, and as a memento of Prof Birdsall's lifetime of work in understanding plasma instabilities through theoretical and numerical investigations. This is a good reference text for this topic of study.
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