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Spring 2015-2016
AST 568   P/D/F Only

Introduction to Classical and Neoclassical Transport and Confinement

Hong Qin
William M. Tang

The first half of this course intends to provide students with a systematic development of the fundamentals of gyrokinetic (GK) theory, and the second half provides students with an introduction to transport and confinement in magnetically confined plasmas.

Sample reading list:
R.G. Littlejohn, Variational principles of guiding centre motion
H. Qin, R.H. Cohen, W. M. Nevins, and X. Q. Xu, Geometric Gyrokinetic Theory of Edge Plasmas
J.E. Marsden and T. Ratiu, Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry
Lyman Spitzer, Physics of Fully Ionized Gases
S. I. Braginskii, Reviews of Plasma Physics
N. Krall and A. Travelpiece, Principals of Plasma Physics
See instructor for complete list

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

Website:  http://www-local.pppl.gov/PPG2/PlasmaPhysicsGeneral2Videos.html

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43860 L01 10:30 am - 12:00 pm T Th   Lewis Library   134   Enrolled:6 Limit:15
43860 L01 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm F   Jadwin Hall   A07   Enrolled:6 Limit:15