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By Setsuo Ichimaru

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ISBN-13: 9780201554908

The central objective of this ebook is to offer a coherent and self-contained account of the elemental theories in plasma physics, no longer as an remoted topic, yet as a vital part of statistical physics. meant as a textbook for complex undergraduate and starting graduate classes on plasma and statistical physics, the presentation is self-contained and will be learn effortlessly through those that have sufficient education in classical mechanics, electrical energy and magnetism, user-friendly quantum mechanics, and information. significant subject matters contain: plasma phenomena in nature, kinetic equations, plasmas as dielectric media, electromagnetic houses of Vlasov plasmas in thermodynamic equilibria, brief strategies, and instabilities. Statistical Plasma Physics, quantity II, will deal with matters within the box of condensed plasma physics, with functions to condensed topic physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics.

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51) with γ := 1/(z − 1), which for z ≥ 2 is identical to α of Eq. 50). In Fig. 8 this analytical approximation for K is compared with computer simulation results as a function of z for fixed a. There is good qualitative agreement between theory and simulations for z > 2, which converge asymptotically to each other for large z. For z < 2 there is a reasonable qualitative agreement, though quantitative deviations, for z close to 2, while the theory does not work anymore for z → 0, a problem that is discussed in [26].

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