# PX392 - Plasma Electrodynamics

**Module code:**PX392**Module name:**Plasma Electrodynamics**Department:**Physics**Credit:**7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

The module follows directly from Electrodynamics and builds on the material introduced there. In particular, generation of EM radiation and its scattering from materials will be discussed in the framework of retarded potentials. The interaction of EM fields with a fully ionised fluid (plasma) will be considered in detail leading to ideas of magnetohydrodynamics.

###### Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module, you should: Know how Maxwell's equations can be solved to calculate the EM field from known source distributions; Understand the physics of EM radiation and scattering; Understand the nature of bulk fluid-instabilities with application to confinement devices and astrophysics; Be familiar with micro-instabilities and their description via distribution functions; Understand the interaction of electromagnetic waves with plasmas.

###### Timetabled teaching activities

12 lectures and 3 problem classes

###### Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/syllabi/year3/px392

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
---|---|---|

7.5 CATS (Module code: PX392-7.5) | ||

B (Examination only) | Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) | 100% |

Assessed Course Work | 100% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

N/A

###### Optional Core

N/A

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Physics (BSc) (F300) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Physics (with Intercalated Year) (F301) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (with Intercalated Year) (GF14) - Year 4