TFY4275 - Classical Transport Theory
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2017/2018
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-Kolomogorov-Smoluchowski equations, 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.
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 report. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given a letter grade.
The re-sit exam (in August) might be changed from written to oral.
For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic skills in physics, mathematics and statistics.
Reading material will be distributed at the start of the semester.
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.