Plasmas at high temperature and density : applications and by Heinrich Hora

By Heinrich Hora

"New physics" is an beautiful new key-phrase, now not but devalued via the ravages of inflation. yet what has this to do with such an unpleasant box as plasma physics, steeped in classical physics, in most cases outworn, with all its unsolved and ambiguous technological difficulties and its messy and open ended numerical reviews? "New physics" is anxious with quarks, Higgs debris, grand unified conception, large­ strings, gravitational waves, and the profound fundamentals of cosmology and black holes. it's the box of incredible quantum results, tested via the von Klitzing impression and excessive­ temperature superconductors. yet what can plasma physicists supply, after such a lot of years of costly and troublesome learn to unravel the matter of fusion power? One might recommend that the attention-grabbing examine ofchaos with purposes to plasma, or the achievements of statistical mechanics utilized to plasmas, has whatever to provide and will be the topic of cognizance. even if, this isn't the purpose of this ebook. Complementing the normal objective of physics, that is to interpret the phenomena of nature by way of generalizing legislation such that individual predictions approximately new houses and results may be drawn, this publication demonstrates how new physics has been derived over the past 30 years from the country of subject which exists at excessive temperatures (plasma).

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