

This section contains free ebooks and guides on Plasma Physics, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.




Fundamentals of Plasma PhysicsPaul M. BellanPDF  547 Pages  EnglishThis book explains the following
topics: Derivation of fluid equations, Motion of a single plasma particle,
Elementary plasma waves, Streaming instabilities and the Landau problem, Cold
plasma waves in a magnetized plasma, Waves in inhomogeneous plasmas and wave
energy relations, Vlasov theory of warm electrostatic waves in a magnetized
plasma, Stability of static MHD equilibria, Magnetic helicity interpreted and
WoltjerTaylor relaxation, FokkerPlanck theory of collisions, Waveparticle
nonlinearities, Wavewave nonlinearities, Nonneutral plasmas and Dusty
plasmas.
 Draft Material for Fundamentals of Plasma Physics bookJames
D. Callen, University of Wisconsin, MadisonOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThe primary objective of this book
is to present and develop the fundamentals and principal applications of plasma
physics, with an emphasis on what is usually called hightemperature plasma
physics where the plasma is nearly fully ionized with nearly negligible effects
of neutral particles on the plasma behavior. Topics covered includes:
Fundamental Processes in Plasmas, various types of waves that occur in stable
plasmas, Plasma kinetic theory and its applications, The equilibrium and
stability properties of a plasma, nonlinear plasma theory, and to plasma
turbulence and the anomalous transport.
 Plasma Physics by Dr Ferg BrandDr Ferg BrandPDF  155 Pages  EnglishThis note is not simply aimed
at people specializing in industrial plasmas or fusion plasmas. It will
introduce a number of techniques that will serve you well in many other Physics
applications. Topics covered includes: Motion of ions and electrons in E and B
fields, Fluid description of a plasma, Boltzmann equation approach, Diffusion,
Waves in plasmas, Plasma diagnostics and Plasma processing.
 Introduction to Plasma Physics IProf. Ian Hutchinson and Prof. Jeffrey
FreidbergOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics: plasma shielding, plasma
parameter, occurrence of plasmas, different descriptions of plasma, motion of
charged particles in fields, collisions in plasmas, fluid description of plasma,
electromagnetic waves in plasmas.
 Thermodynamics Statistical Mechanics (PDF 201p)Richard FitzpatrickPDF  201 Pages  EnglishThis note
covers the following topics: Probability theory, Statistical mechanics, Heat
and work, Statistical thermodynamics, Classical thermodynamics ,
Applications of statistical thermodynamics and Quantum statistics
 Analytical Classical Dynamics (PDF 315p)Richard FitzpatrickPDF  315 Pages  EnglishThis
note explains the following topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion, OneDimensional Motion, MultiDimensional Motion,
Planetary Motion,TwoBody Dynamics, Rotating Reference Frames, Rigid Body
Rotation, Lagrangian Dynamics, Hamiltonian Dynamics, Coupled Oscillations,
Gravitational Potential Theory, The ThreeBody Problem, Lunar Motion, The
Chaotic Pendulum, Vector Algebra and Vector Calculus.
 Quantum plasmadynamics (PDF 438P)D B MelrosePDF  438 Pages  EnglishThis
book covers the following topics: Covariant fluid models for magnetized plasmas, Response tensors for
magnetized plasmas, Wave dispersion in relativistic magnetized plasma,
Gyromagnetic processes, Magnetized Dirac electron, Quantum theory of
gyromagnetic processes, Second order gyromagnetic processes and Response of
magnetized systems.
 Introduction to Plasma PhysicsRichard
FitzpatrickOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis is considered as a complete set of lecture notes for a
graduate plasma physics course. Topics covered includes: Charged Particle
Motion, Collisions, Plasma Fluid Theory, Waves in Cold Plasmas, Wave
Propagation Through Inhomogeneous Plasmas, Magnetohydrodynamic Fluids and
Waves in Warm Plasmas.
 Introduction to Plasma Physics Lecture Notes (PDF 28p)John HowardPDF  28 Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics:
Basic Plasma Phenomena, Kinetic Theory, Gaseous Electronics, Single Particle
Motions, Magnetized Plasmas, Magnetohydrodynamics, MHD Plasma Waves, Waves
In Isotropic Plasma, Waves In Cold Magnetized Plasma.
 Introduction to Plasma Physics notes  Space Plasma Physics An Introduction [PDF 40p]  PRINCIPLES OF PLASMA DISCHARGES [PDF 74p]  Semiconductor Physics Lecture Notes  Plasmas and Fluids 








