Dr. Steven Shannon

Dr. Steven Shannon

Nuclear Engineering

Phone: 919-515-3292
Instructor Website

NE 528 Introduction to Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy

3 Credit Hours

Concepts in plasma physics, basics of thermonuclear reactions; charged particle collisions, single particle motions and drifts, radiation from plasmas and plasma waves, fluid theory of plasmas, formation and heating of plasmas, plasma confinement, fusion devices and other plasma applications.

Also listed as PY 528, though not through Engineering Online


Applied Differential Equations II (NC State MA 401) AND  Physics for Engineers and Scientists II (NC State PY 208)

Course Objectives

Students completing NE 528 will have a general knowledge of plasmas including single particle motion, simple collective behavior, fluid treatments, and collisions.

Course Requirements

The final grade in the course is based upon:

Homework 40%
Exams (2) 15% each
Final Exam 30%



Principles of Plasma Physics for Engineers and Scientists, Umran S. Inan and Marek Golkowski, 1st Edition, ISBN: 978-0-521-19372-6

Computer and Software Requirements

Please review minimum computer specifications recommended by NC State University and Engineering Online.

Created 4/18/2022


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