Synopses & Reviews
Lectures on Nonlinear Plasma Kinetics is an introduction to modern non-linear plasma physics showing how many of the techniques of modern non-linear physics find applications in plasma physics and how, in turn, the results of this research find applications in astrophysics. Emphasis is given to explaining the physics of nonlinear processes and the radical change of cross-sections by collective effects. The author discusses new nonlinear phenomena involving the excitation of coherent nonlinear structures and the dynamics of their random motions in relation to new self-organization processes. He also gives a detailed description of applications of the general theory to various research fields, including the interaction of powerful radiation with matter, collective laser particle accelerators, controlled thermonuclear research, space physics, solar physics, and astrophysics.
Review
"...can be recommended not only to postgraduate students in plasma physics but also to active researchers, who will find quite a few new ways of approach to many a problem they are concerned with and possibly many subjects they are not so familiar with." Institute of Physics
Synopsis
Lectures on Non-linear Plasma Kinetics is an introduction to modern nonlinear plasma physics. Emphasis is placed on the explanation of nonlinear processes and the radical change of cross-sections by collective effects. With its illustrations and detailed descriptions, the book will interest newcomers as well as experts in the field.
Synopsis
Lectures on Non-linear Plasma Kinetics is an introduction to modern non-linear plasma physics showing how many of the techniques of modern non-linear physics find applications in plasma physics and how, in turn, the results of this research find applications in astrophysics. Emphasis is given to explaining the physics of nonlinear processes and the radical change of cross-sections by collective effects. The author discusses new nonlinear phenomena involving the excitation of coherent nonlinear structures and the dynamics of their random motions in relation to new self-organization processes. He also gives a detailed description of applications of the general theory to various research fields, including the interaction of powerful radiation with matter, controlled thermonuclear research, etc.