029:195 Plasma Physics II

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 10:45-11:45am
Wednesday 2-4pm
or by appointment
Catalog Description Continuation of 029:194, which is prerequisite. Topics covered are linear, nonlinear solutions of the Vlasov equation and the kinetic theory of plasmas, including Landau damping and velocity space instabilities.
Meeting Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am - 10:45 am, 618 Van Allen Hall
Textbook Required: D. A. Gurnett & A. Bhattacharjee, Introduction to Plasma Physics with Space and Laboratory Applications
Optional: T. J. M. Boyd & J. J. Sanderson, The Physics of Plasmas
Exams Two Midterm Exams: Tentatively on Thursday, Mar 3 and Thursday, Apr 21
Final Exam: Monday, May 13th, 2011, 7:30-9:30 am, 618 VAN
Grading Homework: 20%
Two Midterm Exams: 20% each
Final Exam: 40%