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Course number and title: EE285B Advanced Plasma Waves and Instabilities
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: Not offered in 2011-12
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: Elective
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week
 
Course Assessment:
Homework: Several assignments
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final
 
Grading Policy: Typically, 20% homework, 30% midterm, 50% final
Course Prerequisites: EEM185, and EE285A or Physics 222A.
Catalog Description: Interaction of intense electromagnetic waves with plasmas: waves in inhomogeneous and bounded plasmas, nonlinear wave coupling and damping, parametric instabilities, anomalous resistivity, shock waves, echoes, laser heating. Emphasis on experimental considerations and techniques.  
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Topics covered in the course:
Interaction of intense electromagnetic waves with plasmas
Waves in inhomogeneous and bounded plasmas,
Nonlinear wave coupling and damping
Parametric instabilities, anomalous resistivity
Shock waves, echoes, laser heating
Experimental considerations and techniques
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

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