## Plasma Physics: Basic Theory with Fusion ApplicationsPlasma Physics - Basic Theory with Fusion Applications presents a thorough treatment of plasma physics, beginning at an introductory level and including an extensive discussion of applications in thermonuclear fusion research. The physics of fusion plasmas is explained in relation to recent progress in tokamak research and other plasma confinement schemes, such as stellarators and intertial confinement. The unique and systematic presentation and numerous problems will help readers to understand the overall structure of plasma theory and will facilitate access to more advanced literature on specialized topics. This new edition has been updated with more recent-results. |

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### Contents

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Individual Particle Motion | 14 |

Formulation of Plasma Theory | 39 |

Electrostatic Response | 56 |

Kinetic Theory | 82 |

General Theory of Linear Waves | 116 |

9 | 130 |

Parametric Excitation and Mode Coupling | 136 |

Transport Processes | 256 |

Progress in Fusion Research | 282 |

A Appendix | 303 |

References | 327 |

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Plasma Physics: Basic Theory with Fusion Applications Kyoji Nishikawa,Masashiro Wakatani No preview available - 2014 |

Plasma Physics: Basic Theory with Fusion Applications K. Nishikawa,M. Wakatani No preview available - 2010 |

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