Opening Remarks. Why the details? Not everything I said is included in the slides. Please pay attention to the lectures and catch the most essential points. Form your own opinions and thoughts. Should ask questions. Try to attend classes as much as you can. Let us make a deal.
Designed for basic education and training.
Expectations are very different. My responsibility is to introduce some new and special stuff. My duty is to promote kinetic theory and space plasma physics.
that pushes the birh of modern plasma
Scientists gradually realize that the basic physical property of plasmas is critically different from that of a neutral gas.
Consequently we must recognize plasma physics is a new branch of physics, and in general plasmas should not be treated as a gas.
The reason is simple:
In stellar and solar atmosphere, in interstellar or interplanetary space plasma is everywhere. How can one understand the physics in these regions without the knowledge of plasma physics?