
Title  Computational Methods for Kinetic Models of Magnetically Confined Plasmas 
Author(s)  Killeen, J;Kerbel, G.D;McCoy, M.G;Mirin, A.A 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1986. 
Description  VIII, 199 p. 54 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  Because magnetically confined plasmas are generally not found in a state of thermodynamic equilibrium, they have been studied extensively with methods of applied kinetic theory. In closed magnetic field line confinement devices such as the tokamak, nonMaxwellian distortions usually occur as a result of auxiliary heating and transport. In magnetic mirror configurations even the intended steady state plasma is far from local thermodynamic equilibrium because of losses along open magnetic field lines. In both of these major fusion devices, kinetic models based on the Boltzmann equation with FokkerPlanck collision terms have been successful in representing plasma behavior. The heating of plasmas by energetic neutral beams or microwaves, the production and thermalization of aparticles in thermonuclear reactor plasmas, the study of runaway electrons in tokamaks, and the performance of twoenergy compo?? nent fusion reactors are some examples of processes in which the solution of kinetic equations is appropriate and, moreover, generally necessary for an understanding of the plasma dynamics. Ultimately, the problem is to solve a nonlinear partial differential equation for the distribution function of each charged plasma species in terms of six phase space variables and time. The dimensionality of the problem may be reduced through imposing certain symmetry conditions. For example, fewer spatial dimensions are needed if either the magnetic field is taken to be uniform or the magnetic field inhomogeneity enters principally through its variation along the direction of the field 
ISBN,Price  9783642859540 
Keyword(s)  1. Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
2. ATOMS
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. Mathematical Methods in Physics
6. Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation
7. PHYSICS

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