Computational plasma physics
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2018/9 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2018/9||SS 2014|
MA4304 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
In the exercise classes, an introduction to the Python computer language and basic software development techniques will be offered. This will be used to code the discretisation methods introduced in the lecture.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Computational Plasma Physics [MA4304]||Possanner, S.||
Mon, 08:30–10:00, MI 03.06.011
|UE||1||Computational Plasma Physics (Exercise Session) [MA4304]||Possanner, S.||
Mon, 14:00–15:30, MI 03.04.011
Mon, 14:00–15:30, virtuell
Learning and Teaching Methods
C.K. Birdsall and A.B. Langdon: Plasma Physics via Computer Simulation, Taylor & Francis, 2005
Description of exams and course work
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.