FYS9620 - An introduction to plasma physics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Basic principles of waves in plasma. Stability analysis of the equilibrium solutions of the equations. Nonlinear wave-forms for weakly as well as strongly dispersive waves. Examples are taken from phenomena in the ionosphere and magnetosphere.
To get a profound understanding of theoretical plasma physics at a master and Ph.D. level.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap against FYS360.
10 credits with FYS4620 - An introduction to plasma physics
The course extends over a full semester with 3-4 hours of teaching per week (lectures and colloquia).
Final oral exam.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
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Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.