This page focuses on the course 16.55 Ionized Gases as it was taught by associate Professor Paulo Lozano and Professor Emeritus Manuel Martinez-Sanchez in Fall 2014.
This course focused on the properties and behavior of ionized gases, or plasmas, including equilibrium, kinetic theory and gas surface interactions. Also covered was radiation in plasmas and diagnostics.
This course prepares students for graduate study in the area of space propulsion engineering.
Every other fall semester
The students' grades were based on the following activities:
During an average week, students were expected to spend 12 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows: