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2018/2019

Computer Modelling of Plasma

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02PMPL Z,ZK 3 2+1 Czech
Lecturer:
Radek Plašil (guarantor)
Tutor:
Radek Plašil (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

The goal of the lecture is to acquaint the students with basic methods of computer modelling in physics and to apply these techniques to the study of physical processes in both low-temperature and high-temperature plasmas.

Requirements:

Knowledge of basic course of physics

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Main directions of computational physics. Computer modelling.

2.Molecular dynamics method, principle, basic algorithms, errors.

3.Implementation of many body algorithms into the deterministic particle modelling

- PIC method, tree algorithms.

4.Monte Carlo method, principle, generation of random numbers, transformation of random numbers, application in mathematics and physics.

5.Advanced techniques in stochastical modelling.

6.Continuous and hybrid modelling in physics.

7.Modelling in plasma physics, volume processes, scattering events, electron energy distribution function.

8.Plasma-solid interaction, techniques of particle modelling in 1D, 2D and 3D.

9.Modelling in plasma chemistry.

10.Particle modelling in plasma in the presence of external magnetic field.

11.Particle modelling in high-temperature plasma. Probe diagnostics in edge plasma.

12.Fluid modelling of plasma.

13.Basic techniques of hybrid modelling of plasma.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Calculations of examples on:

molecular dynamics method, principle, basic algorithms, errors; implementation of many body algorithms into the deterministic particle modelling

- PIC method, tree algorithms; Monte Carlo method, principle, generation of random numbers, transformation of random numbers, application in mathematics and physics.

5.Advanced techniques in stochastical modelling; continuous and hybrid modelling in physics; modelling in plasma physics, volume processes, scattering events, electron energy distribution function; plasma-solid interaction, techniques of particle modelling in 1D, 2D and 3D; modelling in plasma chemistry; particle modelling in plasma in the presence of external magnetic field; particle modelling in high-temperature plasma. Probe diagnostics in edge plasma; fluid modelling of plasma; basic techniques of hybrid modelling of plasma.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

basic methods of computer modelling in physics

Skills:

application of these techniques to the study of physical processes in both low-temperature and high-temperature plasmas

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] R. Hrach: Computr physics I - in czech: R. Hrach: Počítačová fyzika I, skripta, PF UJEP, Ústí nad Labem 2003.

[2] C.K. Birdsall, A.B. Langdon: Plasma physics via computer simulation, Taylor and Francis, New York 1991.

[3] R.W. Hockney, J.W. Eastwood: Computer simulation using particles, Taylor and Francis, New York 1988.

[4] T. Tajima: Computation plasma physics - With applications to fusion and astrophysics,Westview Press, Cambridge 2004.

Recommended references:

[5] F.F. Chen: Introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion, Springer, New York 2006.

Note:
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