Computer Modelling of Plasma
Code  Completion  Credits  Range  Language 

02PMPL  Z,ZK  3  2+1  Czech 
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 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 lowtemperature and hightemperature 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.Plasmasolid 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 hightemperature 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; plasmasolid 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 hightemperature 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 lowtemperature and hightemperature 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.
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 Further information:
 No timetable has been prepared for this course
 The course is a part of the following study plans:

 Fyzika a technika termojaderné fúze (compulsory course of the specialization)
 Fyzika plazmatu a termojaderné fúze (elective course)