General Plasma Physics 1, Vital Data

AST551 General Plasma Physics 1

Fall 1997
MWF 9:15-10:45
Guyot Hall 154


Nat Fisch
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
Princeton, NJ 08543-0451
(609) 243 2643

Greg Hammett
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
Princeton, NJ 08543-0451
(609) 243 2495


Troy Carter
(609) 243 2941

Office Hours:

We are at PPPL most afternoons. We can meet with students in Peyton Hall after class. Please feel free to drop by and ask questions.


Handed out each Monday. Due the following Monday.

Required Texts:

R.J. Goldston and P.H. Rutherford, Introduction to Plasma Physics
Stix and von Goeler, Notes for GPP I, Fall 1984
(notes will be available from Barbara Sarfaty,T161,PPPL,Tel: (609) 243 2489)


2 in-class exams
1 project instead of a final exam

Supplementary texts include:

Krall & Trivelpiece, Principles of Plasma Physics
Rose & Clark, Plasma and Controlled Fusion
Sturrock, Plasma Physics, An Introduction to the Theory of Astrophysical, Geophysical, and Laboratory Plasmas, 1994.
Furth and Rutherford, Notes for GPP I, Fall 1975
M.A. Lieberman and A.J. Lichtenberg, Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing, 1994.