ENGS 153: Computational Plasma Dynamics

Offered

Alternate years: 15W: 2A
Lyon

Prerequisites

PHYS 68 or equivalent with ENGS 91 or equivalent recommended, or permission of the instructor

Identical to PHYS 118

Theory and computational techniques used in contemporary plasma physics, especially nonlinear plasma dynamics, including fluid, particle and hybrid simulation approaches as well as linear dispersion codes and data analysis. This is a "hands-on" numerical course; students run plasma simulation codes and do a significant amount of new programming (using MATLAB).