# Homework for 029:194 Plasma Physics I

## Week 1

Due Tuesday, August 31, 2010.

- Skim through the NRL Plasma Formulary to familiarize yourself with its contents.
- Read Chapter 1 of Gurnett & Bhattacharjee
- Read "Plasmas" by Harold Grad (1969), Physics Today 22: 34-44.

Due Thursday, September 2, 2010,

- Read Chapter 2 of Gurnett & Bhattacharjee
- Homework #1

## Week 2

Due Thursday, September 9, 2010.

- Read Sections 3.1-3.3 (p.23-39) of Gurnett & Bhattacharjee
- Homework #2

## Week 3

Due Tuesday, September 21, 2010.

- Read Sections 3.4-3.8 (p.39-71) of Gurnett & Bhattacharjee
- Homework #3

## Week 4

NOTE: NEW DUE DATE!

Due Tuessday, September 28, 2010.

- Read Sections 16.0 and 16.1 from Numerical Recipes.
- Read Introduction to Matlab by Kristian Sandberg. Note that a good brief resource for learning Matlab is Kristian Sandberg's Online Matlab Tutorial
- Homework #4

## Week 5

Due Thursday, September 30, 2010.

## Week 6

Study for Midterm Exam I, to be given on Thursday, October 7, 2010.

## Week 7

No homework this week after exam.

## Week 8

Due Thursday, October 21, 2010.

- Reading: Gurnett & Bhattacharjee, Sec 5.1-5.4 (p.137-155), Sec 5.6-5.7 (p.162-169)
- Supplemental Reading (optional): Chen, Sections 5.6 (p.176-184), 7.1-7.3 (p.225-240), 3.1-3.3 (p.53-68)
- Homework #6

## Week 9

Due Thursday, October 30, 2010.

- Reading: Gurnett & Bhattacharjee, Sec 6.1-6.4 (p.175-194)
- Supplemental Reading (optional): Chen, Sections 5.7 (p.184-186), 4.1-4.3 (p.79-86)
- Homework #7

## Week 10

Due Thursday, November 4, 2010.

- Reading: Gurnett & Bhattacharjee, Sec 6.5 (p.195-204)
- Homework #8

## Week 11

Study for Midterm Exam II, to be given on Thursday, November 11, 2010.

## Week 12

No homework this week after exam.

## Week 13

Due Thursday, December 2, 2010.

- Reading: Gurnett & Bhattacharjee, Sec 6.6 (p.204-219)
- Homework #9

Due Thursday, December 9, 2010 .

- Reading: Gurnett & Bhattacharjee, Sec 4.1-4.3 (p.75-94), Sec 5.5 (p.155-162)
- Supplemental Reading (optional): Chen, Sections 4.3-4.8 (p.82-100)
- Homework #10

## Week 15

Study for Final Exam, to be given on Friday, December 19, 2008, from 2:15-4:15pm in 301 Van Allen Hall.