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Spring 2012-2013
AST 560  

Computational Methods in Plasma Physics

Stephen C. Jardin

Analysis of methods for the numerical solution of the partial differential equations of plasma physics, including those of elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic, and eigenvalue type. Topics include finite difference, finite element, spectral, particle-in-cell, Monte Carlo, moving grid, and multiple-time-scale techniques, applied to the problems of plasma equilibrium, transport and stability. Basic parallel programming concepts are discussed.

Sample reading list:
S.C. Jardin, Computational Methods in Plasma Physics
R.J. LeVeque, Finite Volume Methods for Hyperbolic Problems
Richtmyer & Morton, Difference Methods for Initial Value Problems
Briggs, A Multigrid Tutorial
C. Hirsch, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows
G. Strang & G. Fix, An Analysis of the Finite Element Method

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Graduate students and seniors only..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42823 C01 10:30 am - 11:50 am T Th   Jadwin Hall   A08   Enrolled:7 Limit:30