SPA 625 - SPACE PHYSICS II

Semester Hours: 3

The course develops a deeper understanding and knowledge of plasma instabilities, kinetic dispersion relations, microinstabilities, electrostatic and electromagnetic instabilities; advanced magnetohydrodynamics including MHD turbulence, reconnection; wave-partical interactions, including basic quasi-linear theory; weak and strong wave turbulence; nonlinear waves; collisionless shock waves. Prerequisite: SPA 624.