Item description for Physics of Plasmas by Leslie Colin Woods...
A short, self-sufficient introduction to the physics of plasma for beginners as well as researchers in a number of fields. The author looks at the dynamics and stability of magnetoplasma and discusses wave and transport in this medium. He also looks at such applications as fusion research using magnetic confinement of Deuterium plasma, solar physics with its plasma loops reaching high into the corona, sunspots and solar wind, engineering applications to metallurgy, MHD direct generation of electricity, and railguns, finally touching on the relatively new and difficult subject of dusty plasmas. The book includes mathematical notes and 99 exercises that supplement the theory presented and thus offers the beginner an easy introduction to this exciting field. It is an equally good textbook for final year undergraduates and first year research students.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.7" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 16, 2004
ISBN 3527404619 ISBN13 9783527404612
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More About Leslie Colin Woods
Leslie C. Woods was elected a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford in 1961, and researched the theory of magnetically-confined hot plasmas with a consultancy at Culham Laboratory. From 1970 until 1990 he was Professor of Mathematics (Theory of Plasma) at the University of Oxford and from 1984-1989 Chairman of the Mathematical Institute. In 1985/1986 he was in Muscat to create a mathematics department as Foundation Professor of Mathematics. Professor Woods took retirement in 1990 and since then has undertaken research in applications of thermodynamics kinetic theory and plasma physics.
Leslie Colin Woods has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford.