
Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes 



(a) 
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Understand the definition of a plasma. 



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Understand the motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields including guiding center drifts. 



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Understand waves and oscillations in a unmagnetized plasma. 



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Understand waves and oscillations in a magnetized plasma. 



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To predict whether waves will be reflected or absorbed as they enter a plasma. 



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Understand the meaning of collision in a plasma and be able to calculate the resistance of a plasma. 



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To predict how fast a plasma diffuses along and across a magnetic field. 



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Understand the meaning of the Vlasov equation. 



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Understand how the fluid equations are derived from the Vlasov equation. 



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Understand Landau damping and be able to calculate the Landau damping rate. 



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Understand the meaning of statistical averages over a distribution function. 



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Explain how plasma science impacts material processing, particle accelerators, radiation generation, and controlled fusion. 



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Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing the concepts learned in class. 

  

(b) 
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Understand waves and oscillations in a unmagnetized plasma. 



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Understand waves and oscillations in a magnetized plasma. 



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To predict whether waves will be reflected or absorbed as they enter a plasma. 



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To predict how fast a plasma diffuses along and across a magnetic field. 

  

(h) 
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Explain how plasma science impacts material processing, particle accelerators, radiation generation, and controlled fusion. 

  

(i) 
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Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing the concepts learned in class. 



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Opportunities to interact with the instructor during office hours in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material. 

  

(k) 
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Understand the meaning of collision in a plasma and be able to calculate the resistance of a plasma. 



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To predict how fast a plasma diffuses along and across a magnetic field. 



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Understand Landau damping and be able to calculate the Landau damping rate. 



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Understand the meaning of statistical averages over a distribution function. 

  

(l) 
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Understand the meaning of statistical averages over a distribution function. 

  

(n) 
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Understand the motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields including guiding center drifts. 



¤ 
Understand waves and oscillations in a unmagnetized plasma. 



¤ 
Understand waves and oscillations in a magnetized plasma. 



¤ 
To predict whether waves will be reflected or absorbed as they enter a plasma. 



¤ 
Understand the meaning of collision in a plasma and be able to calculate the resistance of a plasma. 



¤ 
To predict how fast a plasma diffuses along and across a magnetic field. 



¤ 
Understand the meaning of the Vlasov equation. 



¤ 
Understand how the fluid equations are derived from the Vlasov equation. 



¤ 
Understand Landau damping and be able to calculate the Landau damping rate. 

  