A Computational Method in Plasma Physics

Main Authors: Bauer, Frances, Betancourt, Octavio (Author), Garabedian, Paul (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1978, 1978
Series:Springer Series in Computational Physics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Formulation of the Problem
  • 1.2 Discussion of Results
  • 2. The Variational Principle
  • 2.1 The Magnetostatic Equations
  • 2.2 Flux Constraints in the Plasma
  • 2.3 The Ergodic Constraint
  • 2.4 Coordinate System in the Plasma
  • 2.5 First Variation of the Potential Energy
  • 2.6 Vacuum Region and Force-Free Fields
  • 2.7 Variation of the Vacuum Field
  • 2.8 Variation of the Free Boundary
  • 2.9 Coordinate System in the Vacuum
  • 2.10 Accelerated Paths of Steepest Descent
  • 2.11 Determination of the Acceleration Coefficients
  • 3. The Discrete Equations
  • 3.1 The Numerical Method
  • 3.2 Difference Equations for the Plasma Region
  • 3.3 Difference Equations for the Vacuum Region
  • 3.4 Iterative Scheme for the Plasma Region
  • 3.5 Iterative Scheme for the Vacuum Region
  • 3.6 Iterative Scheme for the Free Boundary
  • 3.7 Remarks about the Method
  • 3.8 Iterative Schemes for Elliptic Equations
  • 4. Description of the Computer Code
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.