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AST 850  Electrodynamics of Plasmas

Spring of odd years
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
ECE 835 or PHY 488
Plasma kinetic and macroscopic plasma transport theory. Electromagnetic wave propagation and charged particle diffusion processes in plasma. Electromagnetic energy absorption via elastic and inelastic collisions. Dc, rf, and microwave discharges.
Semester Alias:
EE 850
Interdepartmental With:
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics
Administered By:
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 1999 - Open