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Computer Applications in Plasma Science and Engineering

  • Adam T. Drobot
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Adam T. Drobot
    Pages 1-6
  3. Charles K. Birdsall, A. Bruce Langdon
    Pages 7-41
  4. Jeffrey P. Quintenz, David B. Seidel
    Pages 42-93
  5. Alan Mankofsky, Adam T. Drobot
    Pages 94-147
  6. Martin Lampe, Glenn Joyce
    Pages 148-177
  7. Richard K. Cooper
    Pages 206-229
  8. William B. Herrmannsfeldt, Harold Hanerfeld
    Pages 230-246
  9. Antonio Ting, Philip Sprangle, Cha-Mei Tang
    Pages 272-290
  10. Robert L. McCrory, Charles P. Verdon
    Pages 291-325
  11. Glenn Bateman
    Pages 381-401
  12. Douglass E. Post
    Pages 402-421
  13. Jeremiah U. Brackbill
    Pages 422-457

About these proceedings

Introduction

This volume, which contains 15 contributions, is based on a minicourse held at the 1987 IEEE Plasma Science Meeting. The purpose of the lectures in the course was to acquaint the students with the multidisciplinary nature of computational techniques and the breadth of research areas in plasma science in which computation can address important physics and engineering design issues. These involve: electric and magnetic fields, MHD equations, chemistry, radiation, ionization etc. The contents of the contributions, written subsequent to the minicourse, stress important aspects of computer applications. They are: 1) the numerical methods used; 2) the range of applicability; 3) how the methods are actually employed in research and in the design of devices; and, as a compendium, 4) the multiplicity of approaches possible for any one problem. The materials in this book are organized by both subject and applications which display some of the richness in computational plasma physics.

Keywords

Computational techniques Computer applications Natur Plasma Science chemistry computer design display physics science

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam T. Drobot
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Applications International CorporationMcLeanUSA

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