FY8907 - Classical Transport Theory


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 30/100
Written examination 70/100 4 hours C

Course content

The course is concerned with central concepts in classical transport theory and their applications. The following topics are treated: stochastic variables, Markov processes, correlation functions, Wiener-Khinchin theorem, fluctuation-dissipation theorem, Chapman-Kolmogorov-Smoluchowski equation, master equation, Langevin equation and various so-called microscopic equations for describing particle transport. Particular emphasis will be placed on the physical contents and applications of transport theory to chemical reaction kinetics, complex networks, and scattering of light and photon transport in micro- and nanostructures.

Learning outcome

The course provides a general introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of classical transport theory, together with some modern applications.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. When lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam may be given in English only.

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and works. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given passed or not passed. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.
A re-sit exam may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Reading material will be distributed at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TFY4275 7.5 2010-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Work 30/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 70/100 C 2018-11-30 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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