Extended and revised, Plasma Waves, 2nd Edition provides essential information on basic formulas and categorizes the various possible types of waves and their interactions. The book includes modern and complete treatments of electron cyclotron emission, collisions, relativistic effects, Landau damping, quasilinear and nonlinear wave theory, and tunneling equations. The broad scope encompasses waves in cold, warm, and hot plasmas and relativistic plasma waves. Special chapters deal with the effects of boundaries, inhomogeneities, and nonlinear effects. The author derives all formulae and describes several fundamental wave experiments, allowing for a greater appreciation of the subject.

chapter Chapter 1|20 pages


chapter Chapter 2|59 pages

Waves in a cold uniform plasma

chapter Chapter 3|44 pages

Waves in fluid plasmas

chapter Chapter 4|89 pages

Kinetic theory of plasma waves

chapter Chapter 5|44 pages

Bounded homogeneous plasmas

chapter Chapter 6|63 pages

Waves in inhomogeneous plasmas

chapter Chapter 7|31 pages

Quasilinear theory

chapter Chapter 8|40 pages

Finite amplitude plasma waves