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2019/2020

Simulations of Collisionless Plasmas 2

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02NMP2 Z 2 2+0 Czech
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Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Numerical models of collisionless plasma based on kinetic theory: Particle in cell (PIC) code, Vlasov code, hybrid code. Introduction to parallel coding. Examples of applications to plasma physics: shocks interaction of the solar wind with bodies of our solar system, Z-pinch plasma.

Requirements:

Electromagnetic Theory, Complex Calculus

Syllabus of lectures:

1-2. Particle in cell code (PIC)

3-4. Vlasov code

5-6. Hybrid codes

7-8. Interaction of the solar wind with Mercury

9-10. Interaction of the solar wind with Moon

11-12. Shocks

13-14. Z-pinch plasma

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Study Objective:

Knowledge: collisionless plasmas, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) description, kinetic theory

Skills: application of the collisionless plasmas, magnetohydrodynamic description, kinetic theory

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] C. K. Birdsall and A. B. Langdon, „Plasma Physics via Computer Simulation“, Institute of Physics Publishing, 2000.

Recommended references:

[2] W. Baumjohan and R. A. Treumann, „Basic Space Plasma Physics“, Imperial College Press, 1997.

[3] R. A. Treumann and W. Baumjohan, „Advanced Space Plasma Physics“, Imperial College Press, 1997.

[4] M. G. Kivelson and C. T. Russell, „Introduction to Space Physics“, Cambridge University Press, 1995.

[5] T. J. M. Boyd and J. J. Sanderson, „The Physics of Plasmas“, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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