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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Resulting from ongoing, international research into fusion processes, the
International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER) is a major step in the quest
for a new energy source.The first graduate-level text to cover the details of
ITER, Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics introduces various aspects and
issues of recent fusion research activities through the shortest access path.
The distinguished author breaks down the topic by first dealing with fusion
and then concentrating on the more complex subject of plasma physics. The book
begins with the basics of controlled fusion research, followed by discussions
on tokamaks, reversed field pinch (RFP), stellarators, and mirrors. The text
then explores ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities, resistive
instabilities, neoclassical tearing mode, resistive wall mode, the Boltzmann
equation, the Vlasov equation, and Landau damping. After covering dielectric
tensors of cold and hot plasmas, the author discusses the physical mechanisms
of wave heating and noninductive current drive. The book concludes with an
examination of the challenging issues of plasma transport by turbulence, such
as magnetic fluctuation and zonal flow.
Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics clearly and thoroughly promotes
intuitive understanding of the developments of the principal fusion programs
and the relevant fundamental and advanced plasma physics associated with each