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Theory of One-Dimensional Vlasov-Maxwell Equilibria: With Applications to Collisionless Current Sheets and Flux Tubes
  

Theory of One-Dimensional Vlasov-Maxwell Equilibria: With Applications to Collisionless Current Sheets and Flux Tubes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)

By Allanson, Oliver

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This book describes and contextualises collisionless plasma theory, and in particular collisionless plasma equilibria.

ISBN 9783030073725
Barcode 9783030073725
Published 6 September 2019 by Springer International Publish
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
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Series Springer Theses
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ISBN-13 9783030073725
ISBN-10 3030073726
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Springer International Publish
Imprint Springer
Publication Date 6 September 2019
International Publication Date 3 January 2019
Publication Country Switzerland Switzerland
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
Edition Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018th
Author(s) By Allanson, Oliver
Series Springer Theses
Category Plasma Physics
Electricity, Magnetism & Electromagnetism
Astronautics
Number of Pages 195
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 338g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Physics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 500.5
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book describes and contextualises collisionless plasma theory, and in particular collisionless plasma equilibria. The Vlasov-Maxwell theory of collisionless plasmas is an increasingly important tool for modern plasma physics research: our ability to sustain plasma in a steady-state, and to mitigate instabilities, determines the success of thermonuclear fusion power plants on Earth; and our understanding of plasma aids in the prediction and mitigation of Space Weather effects on terrestrial environments and satellites. Further afield, magnetic reconnection is a ubiquitous energy release mechanism throughout the Universe, and modern satellites are now able to make in-situ measurements with kinetic scale resolution. To keep pace with these challenges and technological developments, a modern scientific discussion of plasma physics must enhance, and exploit, its 'literacy' in kinetic theory. For example, accurate analytical calculations and computer simulations of kinetic instabilities are predicated on a knowledge of Vlasov-Maxwell equilibria as an initial condition. This book highlights new fundamental work on Vlasov-Maxwell equilibria, of potential interest to mathematicians and physicists alike. Possible applications involve two of the most significant magnetic structures known to confine plasma and store energy: current sheets and flux tubes.

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Author's Bio

Dr Oliver Allanson is a post-doctoral research associate working within the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading. Oliver is a space plasma physicist, and is a specialist in plasma kinetic theory. He graduated with a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of St Andrews in 2017; a MASt in Theoretical Physics from the Univeristy of Cambridge in 2013; and an MPhys in Theoretical Physics & Mathematics from the University of St Andrews in 2012.

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