The principal aim of this book is to present a coherent and self-contained account of the fundamental theories in plasma physics, not as an isolated subject, but as an integral part of statistical physics. Intended as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses on plasma and statistical physics, the presentation is self-contained and should be read without difficulty by those who have adequate preparation in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, elementary quantum mechanics, and statistics. Major topics include: plasma phenomena in nature, kinetic equations, plasmas as dielectric media, electromagnetic properties of Vlasov plasmas in thermodynamic equilibria, transient processes, and instabilities. Statistical Plasma Physics, Volume II, will treat subjects in the field of condensed plasma physics, with applications to condensed matter physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics.
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Setsuo Ichimaru received his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a faculty member at the University of Illinois, and at the University of Tokyo. Professor Ichimaru is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Japanese Physical Society, the Japanese Astronomical Society, and the International Astronomical Union. He is the author of Basic Principles of Plasma Physics, and Plasma Physics: An Introduction to Statistical Physics of Charged Particles.
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Book Description Basic Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110201554909