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Spring 2016-2017
AST 560   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Computational Methods in Plasma Physics

Gregory W. Hammett
Hong Qin

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
43037 C01 10:30 am - 11:50 am T Th   Lewis Library   122   Enrolled:13 Limit:30