PHYS:7729 Plasma Physics II

General Course Information

Professor Gregory Howes
Office 412 Van Allen Hall
Phone (319) 335-1221
E-mail gregory-howes {at} uiowa dot edu
Office Hours Thursday 10:45-12:15pm
Friday 10:00am-11:30am
or by appointment
Catalog Description Continuation of PHYS:4731; cold plasma waves, MHD stability, kinetic theory of plasmas, including Landau damping and velocity space instabilities; nonlinear evolution.
Course Modality Synchronous Online Course
Lectures will be held live on Zoom on the scheduled dates and times
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 924 6772 1127
Passcode: 7729
Meeting Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am- 0:45am, Synchronous Zoom teleconference
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 Take-Home Midterm Exams: Due Friday, Mar 19 and Friday, Apr 23 at 5:00pm
Take-Home Final Exam: Due Wednesday, May 12 at 5:00pm
Grading Homework: 20%
Two Midterm Exams: 20% each
Final Exam: 40%