Monte Carlo Methods with Applications to 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.
MA5330 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered irregular.
This module description is valid from SS 2014 to SS 2014.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||60 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
After the general introduction of the Monte Carlo method, a large part of the lecture will be devoted to its application to simulation of the Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equation occurring in plasma physics. Deterministic as well as stochastic differential equations will be solved to provide an approximation of the evolution of a probability density function. This will be linked to the Particle-In-Cell method often used in plasma physics for simulation of collision less and collisional plasmas.
An exercise class is associated to the lecture where as well analytical exercises as coding exercises in Matlab will be proposed.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Monte Carlo Methods with Application to Plasma Physics||Sonnendrücker, E.|
|UE||2||Monte Carlo Methods with Application to Plasma Physics (Exercise Session)||Kormann, K. Sonnendrücker, E.|
Learning and Teaching Methods
- Birdsall and Langdon, Plasma Physics via Computer Simulation, Taylor & Francis 2005