References for 029:194 Plasma Physics I

Plasma Physics Textbooks

  • F. Chen, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 2nd edition, 1983.
  • T.J.M. Boyd and J.J. Sanderson, The Physics of Plasmas, 2003.
  • D. Gurnett and A. Bhattacharjee, Introduction to Plasma Physics with Space and Laboratory Applications, 2005.
  • R.D. Hazeltine and F.L. Waelbroeck, The Framework of Plasma Physics, 1998.
  • N.A. Krall and A.W. Trivelpiece, Principles of Plasma Physics, 1986.
  • D.R. Nicholson, Introduction to Plasma Theory, 1983.


Numerical Methods References

  • W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W. T. Vetterling, and B.P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing, 3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
    This is the bible of numerical methods, a true must-have for any serious scientist. The website has links to the old second version which is freely available online.
  • A. Iserles, A First Course in the Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations, Cambridge University Press, 1996.
    A more mathematically formal treatment of numerical analysis.