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FYS-2009 Introduction to plasma physics - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

The course is available as a singular course.

Course contents

The course provides the basic foundation for more specialized studies in plasma physics and cosmical geophysics. Subjects treated include single particle motions in prescribed electromagnetic fields; kinetic theory and phase space; derivation of fluid equations and discussion of fluid closure; theory of plasma waves, dispersion relations, resonances and cut off phenomena; collisions, resistivity and diffusion in magnetized plasmas; one-fluid description, magnetohydrodynamics, equilibrium and stability.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester

Admission requirements

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.

Objective of the course

Knowledge - The student can:

Skills - The student can:

General expertise - The student can:

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 50 hours Exercises: 24 hours


Portfolio assessment of a take-hom examination counting about 25% and a final 4 hours written examination counting 75%. All modules in the portfolio must be delivered and one combined grade is given.

Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F. A is the highest grade and F is failed.

Re-sit examination. There will not be arranged a re.sit examination in this course.

Postponed examination (sections 17 and 21): Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination. Postponed take-home examination is arranged during the semester if possible, otherwise early in the following semester. Postponed written examination is held early in the following semester.

See indicated sections in Regulations for examinations at the UiT The arctic university of Norway for more information.

Date for examination

Written test 03.12.2020;Take-home assignment hand in date 12.10.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

FYS-210 Introduction to plasma physics 10 stp
Lectures Autumn 2020
Lectures prof. Patrick Herve Jehan Guio