Quantum Plasmadynamics: Unmagnetized Plasmas - Lecture Notes in Physics 735 (Hardback)Donald Melrose (author)
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The field of quantum plasmas has a long and diverse tradition. The subject is becoming of increasing interest. This book synthesizes two fields: classical kinetic theory of collisionless plasmas and quantum electrodynamics. The whole approach is new and not seen in other texts. The book therefore provides a comprehensive introduction to a more general formalism for plasma kinetic and dispersion theory.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 1890 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"The ten chapters and 464 pages book is one of Lecture Notes Series of Monographs on Physics and gives the best introduction to the quantum electrodynamics and the kinetic theory relativistic and non-relativistic charged particles. The author of the book is focusing on interactions between charged particles and the electromagnetic field. ... Materials of the most important part of the book are supported by illustrations. ... useful for advanced graduate students, scientists and all who are interesting on the plasma physics and the confinement systems." (M. J. Canfell, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1158, 2009)
"Melrose's addition to the Lecture Notes in Physics series provides an introduction to both QED and the kinetic theory of charged particles, while detailing the synthesis of these fields into the modern subject of quantum plasmadynamics (QPD). ... this first volume of the collection focuses only on unmagnetized plasmas. ... this book may be useful for advanced graduate students and working scientists interested in the dynamics and behavior of quantum plasmas." (Stephen D. Pankavich, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 a)