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Plasma Physics

Code: 205308
ECTS: 0.0
Lecturers in charge: dr. sc. Bojan Vršnak - Lectures
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Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
1. Introduction: Basic characteristics of plasma systems.
2. Debye-Huckel theory. Basic processes in plasmas. Saha equation.
3. Single-particle approach: motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields; collisions.
4. Hydrodynamical approach: magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and two-component model.
5. Kinetic approach: basic equations; non-maxvellian distributions.
6. Systems in equilibrium. Oscillations and waves in plasma systems.
7. Ideal and dissipative processes. MHD shock waves. Magnetic reconnection.
8. Instabilities of plasma systems. Loss of equilibrium. MHD and kinetic instabilities.
9. Electromagnetic radiation of plasmas.
10. Applications: laboratory plasmas and plasma diagnostics; processes in the solar atmosphere and solar wind; terrestrial magnetosphere.
Literature:
  1. B. Vršnak: Temelji fizike plazme (Šk. knjiga, 1996)
  2. L. Landau: Electrodynamics of Continuous Media, Pergamon, Oxford, 1984
1. semester
Atomska, molekulska i optička fizika - izborni predmeti - Mandatory smjer - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
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