Best Reference Books – Plasma and Space Physics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Plasma and Space Physics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Plasma and Space Physics along with reviews.

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1. “Basic Space Plasma Physics” by W Baumjohau and R A Treumann

“Basic Space Plasma Physics” Book Review: This book explains the basic space plasma physics. Main chapters mentioned are single particle motion, trapped particles, collisions and conductivity, convection and substorms. Other chapters included are Elements of kinetic theory, flows and discontinuities, waves in plasma fluids, plasma instability. Extensive information regarding every chapter has been provided. Diagrams and figures are properly labelled. This book is suitable for graduates and researchers in plasma physics.

2. “Introduction to Space Physics” by M G Kevilson and C T Russell

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“Introduction to Space Physics” Book Review: This book contains all the aspects of space plasma in the solar system. Main chapters included are brief history of solar terrestrial physics, the sun, solar wind, Ionospheres. Other topics included are interactions with magnetized planets, Collisionless shocks, Magnetospheric configuration. Proper colourful images with completely labelled figures are provided for better understanding. This book is useful for graduate students in astrophysics.

3. “Space Plasma Physics” by A C Das

“Space Plasma Physics” Book Review: This book is an introduction to space plasma physics. Main concepts Involved are basic plasma processes, electric and magnetic fields, fluid equations for one and two fluid concepts. Topics such as diffusion, conductivity, ionosphere and magnetic reconnection are also discussed. All the important processes and methods are described in detail. This book can be used by astrophysics students.

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4. “Plasma Physics and Introductory Courses” by Rechered Dendy

“Plasma Physics and Introductory Courses” Book Review: This book describes the fundamentals of plasma physics. Major chapters included are man-made and natural plasmas, Turbulence and chaos. Colourful images are given for easy understanding. Computational techniques employed in modelling plasma behaviour are also described in this book. This book can be used by beginning graduate students in mathematics, astronomy, physics engineering.

5. “Space Physics: An Introduction to Plasmas and Particles in the Heliosphere and Magnetospheres” by May-Britt Kallenrode

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“Space Physics: An Introduction to Plasmas and Particles in the Heliosphere and Magnetospheres” Book Review: This book involves the basic phenomenon of space physics. Chapters included are charged particles in electromagnetic field, Magneto hydrodynamics, plasma waves, Kinetic theory. Other topics included are sun and solar wind, energetic particles in the heliosphere, the terrestrial magnetosphere. Exercises and problems are given at the end of every chapter for students practice. Summary is also given at the end of every unit for quick review purposes. This book is suitable for graduate students in astrophysics.

6. “Physics Of Space Plasmas: An Introduction” by George Parks

“Physics of Space Plasmas: An Introduction” Book Review: This book provides basic concepts of physics in space plasma. Chapters involved are electrodynamics in space, equations and definitions, electromagnetic fields in space, particles in space. Other topics such as solar wind, Interplanetary magnetic field, plasma convection, currents in space. Concluding remarks are added at the end of every unit for students to review the chapter quickly. Images and figures are used to make concepts clear. This book is beneficial for graduate students in astrophysics.

7. “Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion” by Francis F Chen

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“Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion” Book Review: This book covers the core principles of plasma physics and controlled Fusion. Main chapters mentioned are Single particle motions, plasmas as fluids, Waves in plasma. Other topics included are diffusion and resistivity, equilibrium and stability, kinetic theory, Non-linear effects. all the equations and figures are labelled in detail. Figures in images are used to make concepts easy. This book is Useful for physics students.

8. “Space Physics: An Introduction” by C T Russell and J G Luhmann

“Space Physics: An Introduction” Book Review: This book covers the basics of space physics. chapters such as upper atmosphere and ionosphere, physics of magnetised plasmas, the sun and its atmosphere are included. Other topics mentioned are Solar wind and heliosphere, collision less shocks, plasma interactions with unmagnetized bodies, the terrestrial magnetosphere. Problems with their respective solutions are added at the end of every chapter. Summary and additional reading sections are added in every chapter for review purposes. This book is suitable for advanced physics and astrophysics students.
9. “Physics Of Space Plasmas: An Introduction” by George K Parks
10. “Introduction to Plasma Physics: With Space and Laboratory Applications” by D A Gurnett and A Bhattacharjee

“Introduction to Plasma Physics: With Space and Laboratory Applications” Book Review: This book involves the basic plasma theory and its applications. Major chapters discussed are characteristic parameters of a plasma, single particle motions, waves in a cold plasma, kinetic theory and the moment equations. Other topics included are Magnetohydrodynamic, discontinuity and shock waves, Electrostatic waves in a hot unmagnetized plasma. All the mathematical equations are explained in detail. Images and figures are added in this book for better understanding. This book is useful for beginner students in physics and stop physics students.

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