Recommended Books (Mostly for reference. Notes will be handed out.)



Buy at Amazon Chen, F. F.Introduction to Plasma Physics. 2nd ed. Plenum Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780306307553.

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Buy at Amazon Shohet, J. L.The Plasma State. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 1971. ISBN: 9780126405507.

Buy at Amazon Tanenbaum, B. S.Plasma Physics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1967. ISBN: 9780070628120.


Buy at Amazon Hazeltine, R. D., and F. L. Waelbroeck.The Framework of Plasma Physics. NewYork, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. ISBN: 9780738200477.

Buy at Amazon Goldston, R. J., and P. H. Rutherford.Introduction to Plasma Physics. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Inc., 1995. ISBN: 9780750301831.

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Buy at Amazon Clemmow, P. C., and J. P. Dougherty.Electrodynamics of Particles and Plasmas. NewYork, NY: Perseus Books, 1989. ISBN: 9780201515008.

Buy at Amazon Spitzer, L., Jr.Physics of Fully Ionized Gases. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Interscience-John Wiley, 1962. ISBN: 9780470817230.

Buy at Amazon Schmidt, G.Physics of High Temperature Plasmas. 2nd ed. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 1979. ISBN: 9780126266603. (Recommended for theory or particle orbits)

Boyd, T. J. M., and J. J. Sanderson. Plasma Physics. Barnes and Noble, 1969. (Recommended for the statistical mechanics description of plasmas)

Buy at Amazon Dendy, R., ed.Plasma Physics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780521433099. (Recommended for specific chapters on space and plasmas and on industrial plasmas)


Buy at Amazon Krall, N. A., and A. W. Trivelpiece.Principles of Plasma Physics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1973. Reissued by San Francisco Press, 1986. ISBN: 9780911302585.

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Buy at Amazon Ichimaru, S.Principles of Plasma Physics - A Statistical Approach. W. H. Benjamin, 1973. ISBN: 9780805387537.

Plasma Waves

Buy at Amazon Stix, T. H.Waves in Plasmas. American Institute of Physics, 1992. ISBN: 9780883188590.

Plasma Diagnostics

Buy at Amazon Hutchinson, I. H.Principles of Plasma Diagnostics. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780521326223.

Huddlestone, R. H., and S. L. Leonard. Plasma Diagnostic Techniques. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 1965.

Magnetic Confinement Fusion

Buy at Amazon Rose, D. J., and M. Clark, Jr.Plasmas and Controlled Fusion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; New York, NY: John Wiley, 1961. ISBN: 9780262180061.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Miyamoto, K.Plasma Physics for Nuclear Fusion. Revised ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780262631174.

Buy at Amazon Wesson, J.Tokamaks. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780198563280.

Plasma Astrophysics

Buy at Amazon Tajima, T., and K. Shibata.Plasma Astrophysics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997. ISBN: 9780201406429.