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Plasma Science

Sukhmander Singh

Central University of Rajasthan


Plasma frequency Debye length plasma motion electromagnetic field electron plasma wave electromagnetic wave ion-acoustic wave Alfven wave microwave method the acoustic method nuclear reaction heating of plasma

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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.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 14th 2019

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 17th 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 5th 2020

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Expected publication date: October 4th 2020

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About the editor

Sukhmander Singh

Central University of Rajasthan

Dr. Sukhmander Singh is working as an assistant professor in the department of physics, central university of Rajasthan, Kishangarh. Ajmer, India. Prior to joining here, he has also worked at Delhi university for almost four years. He did his Ph.D. in theoretical plasma physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Dr. Singh has published several research articles in Internation journals and conferences. His area of interest includes, theory and simulation of plasma waves and instabilities in magnetized and dusty plasma, quantum plasma and Hall magnetohydrodynamics.

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