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Introduction to Plasmas (E C E 525) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Solve problems involving single particle motion, fluid motion, plasma waves, transport in plasmas, plasma instabilities and nonlinear plasma physics.
  • 2
    Work on laboratory research projects.
  • 3
    Understand a significant fraction of material prsented at the weekly plasma seminar.
  • 4
    Take more advanced plasma courses.
  • 5
    Assess career opportunities in plasma-related areas.
Details
Introduction to Plasmas
E C E 525 ( 3 Credits )
Description
Basic description of plasmas: collective phenomena and sheaths, collisional processes, single particle motions, fluid models, equilibria, waves, electromagnetic properties, instabilities, and introduction to kinetic theory and nonlinear processes. Examples from fusion, astrophysical and materials processing processing plasmas.
Prerequisite(s)
One crse in electromagnetic fields beyond elem physics
Department: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGR
College: College of Engineering
Instructor
Instructor Name
Instructor Campus Address
instructorEmail@emailaddress.edu
Contact Hours
2.5
Course Coordinator
JUDA SHOHET
Text book, title, author, and year
Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion; Chen; 2; 1984
Supplemental Materials
None
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Selected Elective
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
 
Brief List of Topics to be Covered

Basic description of a plasma; occurrence in nature and laboratory

Single particle motion

Fluid equations applied to plasmas

Waves in plasma

Collisional processes, diffusion and resistivity

Equilibrium and stability

Introduction to kinetic theory

Nonlinear effects

Application to controlled fusion

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