About the book
The book is designed to serve as an introductory textbook for undergraduate, postgraduate and research scholars taking plasma physics as one of their subjects of study for the first time. The history of plasma physics and its generation has been given in this book. The derivations of continuity and momentum balance equations are given in a precise way. The dispersion relation for electron plasma wave, electromagnetic wave, ion-acoustic wave, Alfven wave is given. The book project deals with the history of plasma, applications of plasma and its occurrence in the universe. The introduction of plasma parameters (Debye shielding, Debye length, plasma frequency) is given.
Also, the book deals with the motions and path of charged particles in an electromagnetic field and in a field gradient. Some numerical and unsolved problems are discussed as well.
Further discussion is based on the linearized theory for plasma for single and two-fluid species, the dispersion relations for cold plasma, electron plasma wave in warm plasma and ion-acoustic wave. Electromagnetic waves in cold plasma and electrostatic electron oscillation perpendicular to the applied magnetic field are given. Experimental techniques used in plasma physics and diagnostic methods are discussed, as well. The growth rate of plasma fluid stability is calculated for different types of plasma instabilities and conditions.
The methods of heating and confinements of plasma will be also used as a topic.