22.103 | Fall 2003 | Undergraduate

Microscopic Theory of Transport


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

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

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

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

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

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2003
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets
Lecture Notes