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I Plasmas: The Basics.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Charged Particles in Electromagnetic Fields.- 3 Magnetohydrodynamics.- 4 Plasma Waves.- 5 Kinetic Theory.- II Space Plasmas.- 6 Sun and Solar Wind: Plasmas in the Heliosphere.- 7 Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere.- 8 The Terrestrial Magnetosphere.- 9 Planetary Magnetospheres.- 10 Solar-Terrestrial Relationships.- III The Methods.- 11 Instrumentation.- 12 Science in a Complex Environment.- A.1 List of Symbols.- A.2 Equations in the SI and cgs System.- A.3 Useful Relations.- A.3.1 Vector Calculus.- A.3.2 Cylindrical Coordinates.- A.3.3 Spherical Coordinates.- A.4 Useful Numbers.- A.4.1 Fundamental Constants.- A.4.2 Numbers in Plasmas.- A.4.3 Conversion of Units.- A.5 Useful Internet Resources.- A.5.1 Space Physics - General.- A.5.2 Textbooks and other Educational Material.- A.5.3 Missions.- A.5.4 The Sun.- A.5.5 Solar-Terrestrial Relationships.- A.5.6 Aurorae.- A.5.7 Data.- References.

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"It's delighting to read such a book! Not only clear and precise, it covers a huge amount of information on a vast and difficult domain. ... An appendix with symbols, useful relations, numbers and 52 Internet resources is followed by a list of 573 references. ... I warmly recommend this book for students, young researchers or specialists as like the author said, focus is on concepts rather than on detailed mathematical analysis. Everyone could take benefits of the reading." (Jean-Claude Jodogne, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (3), 2005)

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