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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.
Class assignments and grading
Homework 40%, Computer Project 40%, Presentation and Questions 20%