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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 (Hardback, 1st ed. 2018)

By Allanson, Oliver

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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 stead...y-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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ISBN 9783319975405
Released NZ 6 Oct 2018
Publisher Springer International Publish
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2018
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Series Springer Theses
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ISBN-13 9783319975405
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Springer International Publish
Imprint Springer International Publishing AG
Released 6 Oct 2018
Publication Country Switzerland Switzerland
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2018
Edition 1st ed. 2018th
Author(s) By Allanson, Oliver
Series Springer Theses
Category Plasma Physics
Electricity, Magnetism & Electromagnetism
Number of Pages 195
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 530.44
Weight 494g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Physics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly