Vorlesungen Prof. Dr. Thomas Sunn Pedersen
Vorlesungen an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
This course teaches the basics of high temperature plasma physics, with a special focus on phenomena that are of importance to magnetic confinement fusion. The course begins with the definition and occurrences of plasma, and then develops the theory for strongly magnetized single particle motion in simple and complex magnetic and electric fields. The two-fluid equations are derived and the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations are discussed and used to describe finite-pressure plasma equilibria. Collisions, diffusion and other transport processes are discussed, and an introduction to plasma waves is given.