029:293 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 1:45-3:30pm
Wednesday 10:45am-12:00pm
or by appointment
Catalog Description Continuation of 029:194 (PHYS:4731); cold plasma waves, MHD stability, kinetic theory of plasmas, including Landau damping and velocity space instabilities; nonlinear evolution.
Meeting Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 - 1:45 pm, 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: Thursday, Mar 12 and Thursday, Apr 23
Final Exam: Monday, May 11, 7:30-9:30am, 618 VAN
Grading Homework: 20%
Two Midterm Exams: 20% each
Final Exam: 40%