Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine The result of more than 15 years of lectures in plasma sciences presented at universities in Denmark, Norway, and the United States, Waves and Oscillations in Plasmas addresses central issues in modern plasma sciences. The book covers fluid models as well as kinetic plasma mode

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 2|24 pages

Basics of ContinuumModels

chapter 3|16 pages

Linear Wave Dynamics

chapter 4|28 pages

Weakly Nonlinear Waves

chapter 5|36 pages

Basics of Electromagnetism

chapter 6|10 pages

Natural Occurrences of Plasmas

chapter 7|30 pages

Single Particle Motion

chapter 8|32 pages

Basic Plasma Parameters

chapter 9|24 pages

Experimental Devices

chapter 10|40 pages

Magneto-Hydrodynamics by Brute Force

chapter 11|14 pages

Plasma as a Mixture of Charged Gases

chapter 12|30 pages

Waves in Cold Plasmas

chapter 17|44 pages

Linear Drift Waves

chapter 18|16 pages

Weakly Nonlinear Electrostatic Drift Waves

chapter 19|10 pages

Kinetic Plasma Theory

chapter 20|30 pages

Kinetic Description of Electron Plasma Waves

chapter 21|22 pages

Kinetic Plasma Sound Waves

chapter 22|8 pages

Nonlinear Kinetic Equilibria

chapter 23|10 pages

Nonlinear Landau Damping

chapter 24|12 pages

Quasi-linear Theory

chapter |10 pages

A A Short Tour of Plasma Instabilities

chapter |8 pages

B Collisional Cross Sections

chapter C|4 pages

C The Plasma Dispersion Function

chapter |4 pages

D Mathematical Theorems

chapter |4 pages

E Useful Vector Relations

chapter |4 pages

F Numbers to Remember