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Classical Kinetic Theory of Weakly Turbulent Nonlinear Plasma Processes

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  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107172005

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  • Kinetic theory of weakly turbulent nonlinear processes in plasma helped form the foundation of modern plasma physics. This book provides a systematic overview of the kinetic theory of weak plasma turbulence from a modern perspective. It covers the fundamentals of weak turbulence theory, including the foundational concepts and the mathematical and technical details. Some key obstacles to space plasma applications are also covered, including the origin of non-thermal charged particle population, and radio burst phenomena from the sun. Treating both collective and discrete particle effects, the book provides a valuable reference for researchers looking to familiarize themselves with plasma weak turbulence theory.

    • Includes mathematical formulations allowing the reader to familiarize themselves with the technical aspects of plasma weak turbulence theory
    • Explanations build from the ground up, including physical assumptions and conceptual background
    • Provides a foundation to allow the reader to move onto a more complete theory applicable for magnetized plasma
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    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107172005
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • contains: 17 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Vlasov Weak Turbulence Theory: Electrostatic Approximation:
    1. Nonlinear electrostatic equations for collisionless plasmas
    2. Electrostatic Vlasov weak turbulence theory: wave kinetic equation
    3. Electrostatic Vlasov weak turbulence theory: particle kinetic equation
    Part II. Klimontovich Weak Turbulence Theory: Electrostatic Approximation:
    4. Electrostatic Klimontovich weak turbulence theory
    5. Spontaneous emission and collisional kinetic equation
    6. Langmuir turbulence and electron Kappa distribution
    Part III. Vlasov Weak Turbulence Theory: Electromagnetic Formalism:
    7. Nonlinear electromagnetic equations in Vlasov plasmas
    8. Electromagnetic Vlasov weak turbulence theory
    Part IV. Klimontovich Weak Turbulence Theory: Electromagnetic Formalism:
    9. Electromagnetic Klimontovich weak turbulence theory
    10. Applications of EM Klimontovich weak turbulence theory
    Epilogue
    Appendix A. Time irreversible small amplitude perturbations
    Appendix B. Resonant velocity integral
    Appendix C. Nonlinear dispersion relations
    Appendix D. Plasma dispersion function
    Appendix E. Weak turbulence theory for reactive instabilities
    Appendix F. On higher order perturbative expansion
    Appendix G. On renormalized kinetic turbulence theory
    Appendix H. One-dimensional normalized equations
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Peter H. Yoon, University of Maryland, College Park
    Peter H. Yoon is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park. He is a leading expert in space plasma physics, and has been invited to a number of international universities as a visiting professor. These appointments include Kyung Hee University, Korea and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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