134.359 Fundamentals of Plasma Theory
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After  successful completion of the course, students are able to participate in plasma phsics projects. The aim of the course is an overview on plasma theory with an emphasis on fusion physics. After successful completion of the course the students are in a position to recognize the main problems in this field, to understand technicals articles in scientific journals and to attend relevant congresses. With the knowledge acquired in the course the students are in a position to participate on scientific projects and to perform master these in this field

Subject of course

The plasma state, One- particle model, Tokamak und Stellerator, ITER project, fluid model, energy and particle confinement, kinetic theory, plasma waves and instabilities, models and computer simulations

Teaching methods

The course is based on detailed lecture notes structured into 14 chapters to be downloaded by the students. Mathematics used in the course is presented in  appendices. The content of each chapter is resumed by a collection of questions. The answeres to these questions are discussed in the beginning of every lecture.

In addition to the lecture notes a lot of information on progress of fusion physics  are given during the lectures

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed12:00 - 14:0004.03.2020 - 11.03.2020Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Grundlagen der Plasmatheorie
Thu12:00 - 13:0005.03.2020FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Vorbesprechung: KAMELANDER.
Fundamentals of Plasma Theory - Single appointments
Wed04.03.202012:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Grundlagen der Plasmatheorie
Thu05.03.202012:00 - 13:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Vorbesprechung: KAMELANDER.
Wed11.03.202012:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Grundlagen der Plasmatheorie

Examination modalities

The success of the course is acertained by an oral examination based on the question collection (see METHODES). The examination lasts abaut 45 minutes.

Course registration

Not necessary



Lecture notes for this course are available. beim Vortragenden zu Vorlesungsbeginn

Previous knowledge

Electrodynamics, Statistical mechanics