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By Claudio Chiuderi,Marco Velli

This publication is an creation to modern plasma physics that discusses the main appropriate contemporary advances within the box and covers a cautious number of purposes to numerous branches of astrophysics and area technology. the aim of the publication is to permit the scholar to grasp the elemental recommendations of plasma physics and to carry her or him brand new in a few proper components of present examine. subject matters lined contain orbit concept, kinetic thought, fluid versions, magnetohydrodynamics, MHD turbulence, instabilities, discontinuities, and magnetic reconnection. a few previous wisdom of classical physics is needed, particularly fluid mechanics, statistical physics, and electrodynamics. The mathematical advancements are self-contained and explicitly unique within the textual content. a couple of workouts are supplied on the finish of every bankruptcy, including feedback and solutions.

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