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Fall 2015-2016
AST 553   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Plasma Waves and Instabilities

Ilya Y. Dodin

Hydrodynamic and kinetic models of nonmagnetized and magnetized plasma dispersion; basic plasma waves and their applications; basic instabilities; mechanisms of collisionless dissipation; geometrics-optics approximation, including ray tracing, field-theoretical description of continuous waves, and ponderomotive effects; conservation laws and transport equations for the wave action, energy, and momentum; mode conversion; quasilinear theory.

Sample reading list:
T.H. Stix, Waves in Plasmas (1992).
E. R. Tracy, A.J. Brizard, A.S. Richardson, A.N. Kaufm, Ray Tracing and Beyond: Phase Space Methods in Plasma Wave

Requirements/Grading:
Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
The course is open to graduate students of Princeton University and constitutes an essential part of the curriculum of the Princeton Program in Plasma Physics..

Other information:
T. H. Stix, Waves in Plasmas (1992). E. R. Tracy, A. J. Brizard, A. S. Richardson, and A. N. Kaufman, Ray Tracing and Beyond: Phase Space Methods in Plasma Wave Theory (2014).

Website:  http://www.princeton.edu/~idodin/ast.htm

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22838 C01 9:00 am - 10:20 am M W   Lewis Library   117   Enrolled:8 Limit:15