Open Course on Plasma Physics Currently Available

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Open Course on Plasma Physics Currently Available

Postby Jake Lebovic » Sat May 16, 2015 11:56 pm

I thought some people here may find this interesting. There is a free open course on Plasma Physics currently being offered by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology on the site edx.org. It seems anyone who is familiar with calculus and introductory E&M should be able to handle it.

https://www.edx.org/course/plasma-physi ... lx-plasmax
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Re: Open Course on Plasma Physics Currently Available

Postby John Fenley » Wed May 20, 2015 7:01 am

This does look very interesting. I just signed up, but unfortunately the class started 2 weeks ago, and I've already missed one assignment... It's my college experience all over again.
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Re: Open Course on Plasma Physics Currently Available

Postby Bob Reite » Fri May 22, 2015 11:40 pm

I started working on that course and the math reminded me why I quit college after getting an AA degree and started building things that didn't require any math heavier than trig and an occasional bessel function or FFT. I still plan to "audit" the course (after all, it's free) as I'm sure that I can still learn something.
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Re: Open Course on Plasma Physics Currently Available

Postby Werner Engel » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:56 pm

You should "fast forward" to the last 2 chapters - muuuuch more interesting for us!
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