PHYS-424 / 6 credits

Teacher: Reimerdes Holger

Language: English


Summary

This course completes the knowledge in plasma physics that students have acquired in the previous two courses, with a discussion of different applications, in the fields of controlled fusion and magnetic confinement, astrophysical and space plasmas, and societal and industrial applications.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

PHYS-324 Classical electrodynamics, PHYS-325 Plasma physics I (2020-21, now called Introduction to plasma physics) and PHYS-423 Plasma I.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Work out / Determine when plasma effects are important
  • Describe various applications of plasma physics
  • Identify the main components and physics issues of magnetic and inertial confinement fusion
  • Describe the main scientific issues in astrophysical plasmas
  • Describe the main advantages of plasmas in industrial applications
  • Describe the physics basis of key plasma diagnostics

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in class

Assessment methods

oral exam

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Plasma II
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Plasma II
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Plasma II
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Plasma II
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Plasma II
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
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20-21     
21-22