Introduction to Physics of Ionized Gases

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΙΟΝΙΣΜΕΝΩΝ ΑΕΡΙΩΝ / Introduction to Physics of Ionized Gases
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGeorgios Pappas
Course ID40003068

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 27
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreSpecial Election844

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΜΑΥ201 Mathematics I
  • ΓΘΥ201 Physics I (Mechanics)
  • ΜΑΥ202 Applied Mathematics I
  • ΜΑΥ203 Mathematics II
  • ΓΘΥ202 Physics II (Heat -Thermodynamics)
  • ΓΘΥ203 Physics III (Electricity - Magnetism)
  • ΓΘΥ204 Physics IV (Waves-Optics)
  • ΓΘΥ205 Physics V (Modern Physics)
  • ΜΑΥ204 Applied Mathematics II
  • ΜΑΥ205 Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • ΜΑΥ206 Mathematics III
  • ΓΘΥ210 Electromagnetism
General Prerequisites
Genera Physics and Calculus are necessary prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
The plan is to introduce the students on the basic concepts and methods of analysis of the ionized gases and then use these information in applications of laboratory, astrophysical and space systems.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introductory concepts, Motion of particles in electromagnetic fields, Methods of analysis of ionized gases (Kinetic theory, two fluid description, Magnetohydrodynamic). Waves in Plasma. Generation or diffusion of plasma inside the magnetic field. Stability and instabilities in Plasmas. Non linear phenomena in plasma.
plasma physics, physics of ionized gases, Magnetohydrodynamics, plasma astrophysics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Homework and mid term exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • homework (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Φυσική Πλάσματος, Λ. Βλάχος 2. Αστροφυσική Πλάσματος, Κ. Τσιγκανος
Additional bibliography for study
1. APPLICATIONS OF CLASSICAL PHYSICS by Roger D. Blandford and Kip S. Thorne 2. Introduction to Plasma Physics, Donald Gurnett and Amitava Bhattacharjee (Cambridge University Press) 3. Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Francis F. Chen (Springer)
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