Greg von Nessi
- Academic qualifications:
|>>> || Ph.D. - Mathematics // Australian National University|
|>>> || Honors B.Sc. - Mathematics and Physics // Univ. Massachusetts @ Lowell|
|Offices: ||Rm 2.13, Le Couteur Bldg (59)|
|Postal Address: ||Department of Theoretical Physics|
Research School of Phys. Sci. & Eng.
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
|Telephone: ||+61 2 6125 2959|
|Fax: ||+61 2 6125 5549 (attn. Greg von Nessi)|
|Email: ||x.y@z; y equals vonnessi; z equals anu.edu.au; and x equals greg. Sorry for the abstract format; I don't like spam.|
An up-to-date list of my publications can be found here.
Relevant materials for the Plasma physics course I'm currently teaching (Sem 1/2013):
The text for the course is John Howard's lecture notes which can be found here.
Tentative Course Outline
- What is a plasma?
- Examples of different plasmas.
- Unified theory of collisonless plasmas
- The web of plasma theories
- Debye Shielding
- Simple transport phenomena
- Quantification of plasma parameters
- Phase space
- The distribution function and the Boltzmann equation
- Moments of the distribution function
- Collisions in Vlasov theory
- Of Entropy, Dice and Pegs
- Entropy, collisions and the Maxwellian
- The Maxwellian and the pressure
- Sheath physics and Langmuir probe theory
Module Assignment (Full Assignment) - Due 14/3/2013 at 5pm.
Assignment 1 - Due 28/2/2013 at 5pm.
Assignment 2 - Due 7/3/2013 at 5pm.
Assignment 3 - Due 14/3/2013 at 5pm.
|>>> || Analytic Methods in PDE (formerly Elementary Theoretical Methods in PDE): Currently, I am revising these notes to a state where they are publicly presentable. Regardless, I'm making the notes once again available for public download under a Creative Commons License:|
Analytic Methods in Partial Differential Equations by Greg T. von Nessi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
If you would like additional permissions to use this work please email me directly.
Oh yes, the notes can be downloaded here.
I've been very pleasantly surprised at how many people actually got a copy of these notes and found them useful. These notes were intended to be only for my own self-study but became somewhat widely distributed because I was naive enough to think that being buried in a personal website would make them difficult to find on the internet. That being said, there are many passages taken from other texts that were merely meant as place holders until I could write my own version of the corresponding content into the text. Thus, it is much appreciated if people who have earlier versions of these notes refrain from distributing them personally but instead have people download them directly from this site. This is just so I can gain back some control over which versions are being distributed.
|>>> || 2005 AMSI Summer School PDE Notes: Again just email me for a copy of these.|
As the tutor for this course I was also hired to write a set of notes that complimented the lectures given. Subsequently, I have incorporated these into the above, more-expansive Elementary Theoretical Methods in PDE, as these notes reflect my own understanding of the covered topics.
|>>> || Leon Simon's Lecture Notes on Geometric Measure Theory: Leon Simon is currently revising this set of notes that I recently re-typeset in LaTeX. If you are interested in getting an electronic copy of these, I suggest contacting Leon Simon at Stanford, as I am no longer holding the most current version.
|>>> || RXMHD simulation of and Bayesian data analysis on confined plasmas|
|>>> || Fully-nonlinear elliptic PDEs, Differential Geometry, Calculus of Variations and Stochastic differential equations|
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