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Fall 2016-2017
AST 521   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to Plasma Astrophysics

Amitava Bhattacharjee
Matthew W. Kunz
James M. Stone

Introductory course to plasma physics, as it applies to space and astrophysical systems. Fundamental concepts are developed with mathematical rigor, and application to the physics of a wide variety of astrophysical systems are made. Topics include magnetohydrodynamics, kinetic theory, waves, instabilities, and turbulence. Applications to the physics of the solar wind and corona, the intracluster medium of galaxy clusters, the interstellar medium of galaxies, and a wide variety of accretion flows are given.

Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Problem set(s) - 75%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22070 C01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Peyton Hall   145   Enrolled:10 Limit:40