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Research and Markets: High Temperature Plasmas: Theory and Mathematical Tools for Laser and Fusion Plasmas


Dublin - Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "High Temperature Plasmas: Theory and Mathematical Tools for Laser and Fusion Plasmas" to their offering.

Filling the gap for a treatment of the subject as an advanced course in theoretical physics with a huge potential for future applications, this monograph discusses aspects of these applications and provides theoretical methods and tools for their investigation. Throughout this coherent and up-to-date work the main emphasis is on classical plasmas at high-temperatures, drawing on the experienced author's specialist background. As such, it covers the key areas of magnetic fusion plasma, laser-plasma-interaction and astrophysical plasmas, while also including nonlinear waves and phenomena.

For master and PhD students as well as researchers interested in the theoretical foundations of plasma models.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Single Particle Motion

3 Plasma in Thermodynamic Equilibrium

4 Kinetic Description of Nonequilibrium Plasmas

5 Fluid Description

6 Principles of Linear and Stochastic Transport

7 Linear Waves and Instabilities

8 General Theory of Nonlinear Waves and Solitons

9 Nonlinear Wave Aspects in Laser-Matter Interaction

Appendix A Units

Appendix B Fourier and Laplace Transforms for Pedestrians

Appendix C The Inverse Scattering Transform (IST) for Nonlinear Waves

Appendix D Lie Transform Techniques for Eliminating Fast Variations

Appendix E Choices of Low-Dimensional Basis Systems

Appendix F Center Manifold Theory

Appendix G Newell-Whitehead Procedure

Appendix H Liapunov Stability

Appendix I Variational Principles

Appendix J Self-Adjointness of the Operator

Appearing in Hydromagnetic Variational Principles


Karl-Heinz Spatschek is professor at the University of Dsseldorf, Germany. After obtaining his PhD from University of Bochum, his research visits included stays at the University of Kyoto (Japan), Oxford (UK) and Maryland (USA).

He has been playing a key role in research projects funded by the German Research Foundation. His research concentrates on high temperature plasma physics, nonlinear dynamics and waves, and laser plasma interaction.

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