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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 8.613J (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Introduction to Plasma Physics I 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Ron Parker 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 22.611J / 8.613J / 6.651J Introduction to Plasma Physics I

    Fall 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features a complete set of assignments.

    Course Description

    The plasma state dominates the visible universe, and is important in fields as diverse as Astrophysics and Controlled Fusion. Plasma is often referred to as "the fourth state of matter." This course introduces the study of the nature and behavior of plasma. A variety of models to describe plasma behavior are presented.

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