Syllabus

WEEK # TOPICS
1 Overview
2 Transport Coefficients - Green Kubo Relations
3 Density and Self Correlations, Botlzmann Equation
4 Navier-Stokes Equations
5 Collisions and Transport Models
6 Fluid Transport - Molecular Dynamics Simulations
7 Radiation Transport - Monte Carlo Methods
8 Linear Response Theory
9 Micro/Macro Coupling (Multiscale Modeling)
10 Solids and Soft Matter
11-14 Special Topics to Illustrate Diverse Applications -- Subject to Class Interest
15 Class Presentation

The course will be taught through class lectures. Written lecture notes will be posted on the server.

There will be a few problem sets, a written quiz (after week 8), and at the end of the term a term project (with presentation) and an oral exam.

General References

Amazon logo Boon, J. P., and S. Yip. Molecular Hydrodynamics. McGraw-Hill, 1980, Dover edition, 1990. ISBN: 0486669491.

Amazon logo McQuarrie, D. A. Statistical Mechanics. Harper & Row, 1976. ISBN: 1891389157.

Amazon logo Duderstadt, J. J., and W. R. Martin. Transport Theory. Wiley, 1979. 047104492X

Amazon logo Bird, R. B., W. E. Stewart, and E. N. Lightfoot. Transport Phenomena. Wiley, 1960. ISBN: 0470115394.