Plasma physics - R.A. Cairns
The introduction to magnetohydrodynamics is very concise and pulls the same "characteristic length" stunt as Davidson does in his book (i.e. not explaining what such a thing is or how to determine it). One wonders if it's the Emperor's New Clothes handed down for generations.
Because the pagination works as Lecture No. - Page No. instead of just Page No. it's hard to say how far one is through this book. Hence the number above reflects the LECTURE NUMBER out of 42. I'm doing a re-read of this volume which is mainly classical electrodynamics.
At this point I would say that Chen's book is a better first text on plasma physics; this one assumes more maths. It's not bad, though, and covers topics not in Chen. We'll see how I get on with them later.
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