FYS-2009 Introduction to plasma physics - 10 ECTS
Admission requirements are generell studiekompetanse + SIVING.
Local admission, application code 9391 - singular courses in engineering sciences.
The course is also available to exchange students and Fulbright-students.
Knowledge - The student can:
- define the plasma state, give examples of different kinds of plasmas and explain the parameters characterizing them
- analyze the motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields
- formulate kinetic and fluid descriptions of plasma and understand the applicability of the appropriate approximations (kinetic theory, magnetohydrodynamics, twofluid model)
- discuss collisions, resistivity and diffusion in both fully and weakly ionized plasmas based on charged particle motions
- explain the properties of the most important wave modes in plasmas, discuss dispersion relations, polarization and motion of the charged particles
- discuss interaction between particles and waves, Landau damping
- give a basic explanation of plasma equilibrium, confinement and stability
Skills - The student can:
- describe and characterize plasma as a fourth state of matter in nature and laboratory
- solve basic problems in plasma dynamics using particle, kinetic and fluid descriptions
- Use standard numerical methods to solve problems in plasma physics
General expertise - The student can:
- recognize applications of plasmas in modern society
- communicate theories, problem descriptions and solutions regarding dynamics of fluids and plasmas
This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements section.
Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=510412
- Up to three mandatory assignments during the course. Access to the examination requires completing and passing the mandatory assignments
- A 4 hours written examination counting 100%.
Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F. A is the highest grade and F is failed.
Re-sit examination: Students having failed the last ordinary examination are offered a re-sit examination early in the following semester.
See chapter 5 in Regulations for Studies and examinations at the UiT The arctic university of Norway for more information.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: FYS-2009
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for fysikk og teknologi