029:194 Plasma Physics I

General Course Information

Professor Gregory Howes
Office 505 Van Allen Hall
Phone (319) 335-1221
E-mail gregory-howes {at} uiowa dot edu
Office Hours Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday 2-4pm
or by appointment
Catalog Description Physics of ionized gases, including orbit theory, guiding center motion, adiabatic invariants, ionization balance description of plasmas by fluid variables and distribution functions; linearized wave motions, instabilities; magnetohydrodynamics.
Meeting Tuesday and Thursday 10:55 am - 12:10 pm, 301 Van Allen Hall
Textbook D. Gurnett and A. Bhattacharjee, Introduction to Plasma Physics with Space and Laboratory Applications
Exams Two Midterm Exams: Thursday, Oct 7 and Thursday, Nov 11
Final Exam: Friday, Dec 17th, 2:15 pm
Grading Homework: 20%
Two Midterm Exams: 20% each
Final Exam: 40%