ENEA, C.R. Frascati, Italy
Time: 9:00-11:00AM, May 7(Monday), May 9 (Wednesday), May 11(Friday), May14(Monday), May 16 (Wednesday), May 18 (Friday), May 21 (Monday), 2018
Location: Rm. 413, Bld. 11#, Yuquan Campus
Please see the abstract in the attachment.
Main areas that will be explored are:
(I) Variational methods in plasma physics
i) Constructing variational principles:
Euler equations and Lagrangian
A general methodology (Lecture 1)
ii) Examples and applications of variational principles:
Power dissipation in a passive resistive network
Energy eigenvalues in quantum mechanics (Lecture 2)
iii) Shear Alfvén waves in tokamaks.
Variational formulation and variational principle
Integral form of the dispersion relation (Lecture 3)
(II) Wave propagation in slowly varying, weakly non-uniform media
iv) Eikonal formulation of wave equations.
Wave-packet amplitude evolution equation. (Lecture 4)
v) The wave kinetic equation.
Bound states and Schrödinger equation. (Lecture 5)
(III) Description of Alfvén waves in tokamaks
vi) Global eigenvalue problem in toroidal plasmas.
The formation of meso-scales. (Lecture 6)
vii) Time asymptotic solution and WKB
dispersion relation. (Lecture 7)
Prof. Zonca has made available online the lecture plan for the intensive course starting next week.
You are warmly welcomed to take part in it.