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Uri Shumlak
A A 523
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Fluid Physics

Offered: AWSp.

Class description

Computational Methods for Plasmas

1. Students will know the basis of the most common computational methods used for plasma physics, specifically applied to magnetic confinement. 2. Students will know the regions of applicability of the various computational methods. 3. Students will be able to implement a method to simulate plasma dynamics, to determine a plasma equilibrium, and to predict linear stability. 4. Students will be able to simulate plasma dynamics using a PIC code and a MHD code.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Instruction will be lecture based with demonstrations of computer simulations. Students will also present a computer project to the class and answer questions.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Homework 40%, Computer Project 40%, Presentation and Questions 20%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Uri Shumlak
Date: 03/16/2007