Plasma and High Temperature Physics Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of properties and behavior of matter at high temperatures, such that molecular and atomic structures are in a disassociated ionic or electronic state. Includes instruction in magnetohydrodynamics, free electron phenomena, fusion theory, electromagnetic fields and dynamics, plasma and non-linear wave theory, instability theory, plasma shock phenomena, quantitative modeling, and research equipment operation and maintenance.

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Plasma and High Temperature Physics Major

What Courses Do Plasma and High Temperature Physics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Plasma and High Temperature Physics majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.