Simulating a one-dimensional plasma

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Abstract

We describe a dynamical model of a one-dimensional plasma and present a simple algorithm for simulating the model on a computer. We use the algorithm to perform several numerical experiments that illustrate collective effects in plasma physics such as Debye screening and plasma oscillations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number009003AJP
Pages (from-to)580-584
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume78
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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