Space Plasma Physics I

Syllabus

by Ling-Hsiao Lyu / lyu@jupiter.ss.ncu.edu.tw


Useful Web Sites:
NRL Plasma Formulary
(Link to http://www.nrl.navy.mil/ppd/content/nrl-plasma-formulary)
In case that you cannot access to the above website, try this local link for the old version
NRL_FORMULARY_07


week Date Hours

Topics

1 09/13 3 Lecture 1: Introduction
Lyu (2014): Chapter 1
Chen (1984): Chapter 1
Nicholson (1983): Chapter 1
K&T (1973): Chapter 1 & Appendix III
2 09/20 3 Lecture 1: Introduction
3 09/27 3 Lecture 1: Introduction
4 10/04 3 Lecture 2: Klimontovich Equation & Vlasov Equation
Lyu (2014): Chapter 2
Nicholson (1983): Chapter 3
5 10/11 3 Lecture 3: Fluid Equations
Lyu (2014): Chapter 3
Chen (1984): Chapter 3
Nicholson (1983): Section 7.1
K&T (1973): Chapter 3
6 10/18 3 Lecture 3: Fluid Equations
7 10/25 3 Frozen-in Flux
Multiple-scale nature of the space plasma
8

11/01

3 Midterm Oral Exam
9 11/08 3 Midterm Exam
10 11/15 3 Lecture 4: Liouville Equations
Lyu (2014): Chapter 4
Nicholson (1983): Chapter 4
K&T (1973): Chapter 2
Introduction to waves
11 11/22
3

Lecture 5: Linear Waves in Two-Fluid Plasma
Lyu(2014):Chapter 5
(Waves in electron time scale)

12 11/29 3 Lecture 5: Linear Waves in Two-Fluid Plasma
(Waves in electron time scale)
13 12/06 3 Lecture 5: Linear Waves in Two-Fluid Plasma
(Waves in electron time scale)
14 12/13
3

Lecture 6: Linear Waves in MHD Plasma
Lyu (2014): Chapter 6
Chen (1984): Chapter 4
Nicholson (1983): Chapter 7
K&T (1973): Chapter 4

15 12/20 3 Lecture 6: Linear Waves in MHD Plasma
16 12/27 3 Lecture 6: Linear Waves in MHD Plasma
17 01/03 3 Final Examination
18 01/10 3 move class to 11/22

Reference Books:

  1. Lyu, Ling-Hsiao (2014), Elementary Space Plasma Physics Second Edition, Airiti Press, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  2. Krall, N. A., and A. W. Trivelpiece (1973), Principles of Plasma Physics, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York.
  3. Nicholson, D. R. (1983), Introduction to Plasma Theory, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
  4. Chen, F. F. (1984), Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Volume 1: Plasma Physics, 2nd edition, Plenum Press, New York.