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eBook Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion: Volume 1: Plasma Physics download ISBN: 1441932011
Author: Francis F. Chen
Publisher: Springer (December 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 421
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Most plasma students are familiar with his textbook Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. This is one of the best introductory texts for plasma physics that I have found

Most plasma students are familiar with his textbook Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. His current interest is in plasma processing of semiconductor circuits, especially the radiofrequency sources used to make computer chips, and in the physical processes that permit etching millions of transistors on a single chip. This is one of the best introductory texts for plasma physics that I have found. As far as I know, volume 2 was never written but volume 1 does cover the important basics of plasma physics.

Most plasma students are familiar with his textbook Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. Though formally retired from teaching, Prof.

Plasma physics has grown so much that the temptation is to include all that’s new .

Plasma physics has grown so much that the temptation is to include all that’s new, but I haven’t done that. This is a book for those learning plasma physics for the first time and could care less about the fine points. The basics remain the same, but new areas have arisen: dusty plasmas and plasma accelerators, for instance, and these subjects had to be added. The semiconductor industry has sprouted since the 1980s, affecting all our lives. Chen, Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, DOI 1. 4 1.

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Subject Plasma (Ionized gases) Other author Chen, Francis . 1929- Introduction to plasma physics. ISBN 0306413329 (v. 1) 2. Lieberman and Lichtenberg Author Lieberman, M. A. (Michael . Title Principles of plasma discharges and materials processing, Michael A. Lieberman, Allan J. Lichtenberg. Publisher New York : Wiley, c1994.

In a wholly lucid manner the work covers single-particle motions, fluid equations for plasmas, wave motions, diffusion and resistivity, Landau damping, plasma instabilities and nonlinear problems.

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TO THE SECOND EDITION In the nine years since this book was first written, rapid progress has been made scientifically in nuclear fusion, space physics, and nonlinear plasma theory. At the same time, the energy shortage on the one hand and the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn on the other have increased the national awareness of the important applications of plasma physics to energy production and to the understanding of our space environment. In magnetic confinement fusion, this period has seen the attainment 13 of a Lawson number nTE of 2 x 10 cm -3 sec in the Alcator tokamaks at MIT; neutral-beam heating of the PL T tokamak at Princeton to KTi = 6. 5 keV; increase of average ß to 3%-5% in tokamaks at Oak Ridge and General Atomic; and the stabilization of mirror-confined plasmas at Livermore, together with injection of ion current to near field-reversal conditions in the 2XIIß device. Invention of the tandem mirror has given magnetic confinement a new and exciting dimension. New ideas have emerged, such as the compact torus, surface-field devices, and the EßT mirror-torus hybrid, and some old ideas, such as the stellarator and the reversed-field pinch, have been revived. Radiofrequency heat­ ing has become a new star with its promise of dc current drive. Perhaps most importantly, great progress has been made in the understanding of the MHD behavior of toroidal plasmas: tearing modes, magnetic Vll Vlll islands, and disruptions.
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GAMER
Having used, read more than a dozen plasma physics monographs, and used at least two for a Ph.D. level plasma physics course (including 'Introduction to Plasma Physics' by D.R. Nicholson) I can safely say that Chen's is the best for the introductory or self-study student. I have also recommended it to those intent on working plasma problems on their own, such as questioners who've frequented the astrophysics forum on allexperts.com.

As I've told several of them, Chen's book essentially "leads you by the hand"- going through particle motions, gyro-frequencies, adiabatic invariants etc., to magnetic mirror systems (including loss cone angles and Fermi accelerations applied to them) to plasma instabilities and MHD, whereas many others (even 'Plasma Physics' by Krall and Trivelpiece) tend to assume too much.

If there is one small complaint it's that Chen, certainly in his earlier editions, tends to use the cgs system as opposed to the S.I.(For example, using ergs instead of joules, and cm/s instead of m/s etc.). But this is easily remedied if the student simply downloads the 'Plasma Formulary' (google!) which contains a Table for conversions between the systems. It is certainly not enough of a problem to warrant notching the rating down!

Chen's best section (in Chapter Seven) is probably that which shows how MHD (magnetohydrodynamics) actually arises from a progressive degradation in physical detail, starting from two-fluid theory, to one fluid theory to MHD.

Chen's bottom line overview is that one proceeds by taking moments of the Boltzmann equation.

E.g. given the Boltmann eqn. is: @f/ @t + v*grad f + F/m*@f/@t = (@f/@t)_C

where @ denotes partial derivative, and (@f/@t)_C is the time rate of change in f due to collisions.

The first moment, which yields a 'two-fluid' (e.g. electron-ion) medium is obtained by integrating the above eqn. with F = q/m (E + v X B). If one then assumes a sufficiently hot plasma so it's collisionless, the term on the RHS, (@f/@t)_C -> 0.

This is the **Vlasov** equation:

@f/@t + v*grad f + q/m (E + v X B)*@f/@t = 0

The 2nd moment is obtained by multiplying the original eqn. (Boltzmann) by m v then integrating it over dv.

Anyway, the progression by using this procedure is that one gets in succession:

Two -fluid theory (e.g. ions and electrons treated as a separate fluids)
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One fluid theory (introducing low frequency, long wave length and quasi -neutral approximations, e.g. n_e ~ n_i
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MHD Theory (proceeds from 1-fluid theory with further assumptions, simplifications)

In this development, one can see that the two-fluid paradigm embodies much more detail and accuracy than the cruder 1-fluid and MHD approaches, though it is or can be more difficult to apply. Basically given an "ion fluid" and an "electron fluid" there are two essential equations which apply to describe the properties, one for continuity, the other for force.

I must also give prime kudos to Chen for his excellent treatment of Landau damping, and the meaning of Landau damping in the context of plasma oscillations, in the same chapter. Hands down, this is one of the best I've seen including his presentation of obtaining the Landau contour.

In short, this text gets five stars because it's the best I've seen for the beginning plasma physics student. The writing is clear, the examples and illustrations illuiminating (never redundant, or obscure) and the example problems are well-chosen.

In addition, all the problems at the end of each chapter are easily doable if one has properly followed the arguments and examples in the chapters.
Lightbinder
Since the many years had passed from the 2nd ed, I expected many improvements from it with corrected errors.
but actually this book has obtained a lot of typos (Eqn (2.35),(2.36)at P31 and Eqn (3.35) at the P59 is one of the worst I have to mention),
and its figures were mostly the copy of 2nd ed, with reduced resolution (We can see the pixel and blurs to hide them frequently. Was the figures were scanned from 2nd ed and just resized?)
Trying to contain additional chapters seemed to be a good try, but why not tried to maintain & improve the reliability of the existing chapters? Now I could not read the textbook safely!
Malalanim
Having only gone through Chapter 4, I find that the general explanations and derivations to be easy to follow. However I don't feel like the book is self contained, many times I have to consult other books to explain concepts that are not fully fleshed out in this book. Lastly, a minor nuisance is when the other uses certain terms that are quite ambiguous such as "schematic plot" which required to me speak to several people before I was convinced he just meant sketch.
Jerdodov
A very accessible text on a somewhat esoteric, but important branch of physics. Concepts are explained clearly and mathematical derivations are easy to follow. Many exercise problems scattered throughout the text help keep you on top of the material. Solutions to selected problems in the back help you check yourself before you wreck yourself. If only a full solutions manual were available!
Hulore
I took an intro to plasma physics class using this book at the undergraduate level - and this book was perfect. It has a good blend of experimental evidence, theory, and math. The derivations are really good, you can follow along in the margins. The pictures are clear and beautiful, the page layout easy on the eyes. This is not a graduate text, but aimed at the advanced undergrad level. You should already know calculus, complex analysis, EM, and linear algebra before learning this material.
Contancia
This is one of the best introductory texts for plasma physics that I have found. As far as I know, volume 2 was never written but volume 1 does cover the important basics of plasma physics.
Hbr
However, you should take it with a grain of salt. This is a reprint of the 1980's publication; while most of the information is still quite relevant, some of it is outdated, and quite often the absolute fundamental perspectives on things are ignored in favor of over-simplified assumptions (which was fine under the older school of plasma physics, but simply causes problems today where many plasmas are exceptions to the older school of thought, requiring a much more 'fundamentalist' approach).
Through 2 chapters so far. A great source of knowledge.

My one criticism is that the context is a bit mathematically heavy. Would have been nice to establish a more conceptual​ view at the begging.