Kinetic Theory of Gases

Kursens poäng (högskolepoäng, hp) 7,5
Kursen ges normalt Not on a regular basis
Tillhör forskarskola Matematik
Tillhör institution Matematiska vetenskaper
Kursstart 2010-08-30
Kursens slutdatum 2010-10-15
Kursansvarig
Bernt Wennberg
wennberg@chalmers.se
Kursbeskrivning
The heart of the course is the Boltzmann equation, which was formulated by Boltzmann and Maxwell to explain the behaviour of gases, starting from a statistical description of the evolution of particle systems.
Course content:
- A presentation of the Boltzmann equation and some of its relatives
- Basic existence and uniqueness theory for the Boltzmann equation
- Rigorous derivation of the Boltzmann equation (this is largely an unresolved problem, but there are partial results)
- Some results on the derivation of fluid equations starting from the Boltzmann equation.

Publicerad: ti 29 jan 2013. Ändrad: ti 15 aug 2017