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2019/2020

Transport Phenomena / Nonequilibrium Systems

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02TJNS KZ 2 2+0 Czech
Lecturer:
Igor Jex (guarantor)
Tutor:
Igor Jex (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

The course introduces the students to the field of transport phenomena. The concept of a distribution function, Boltzmann equation,

and H theorem are discussed. The general concepts and approaches are applied specifically to problems of plasma physics.

Requirements:

theoretical physics, thermodynamics and statistical physics 02TEF1, 02TEF2, 02TSFA

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Microscopic description of a large ensemble of particles

2. Liouville equation

3. Fluctuation-dissipation theorem

4. Theory of linear response for a ensemble of charged particles

5. Boltzmanns equation

6. H theorem

7. Applications of Boltzmann's equation

8. Molecular potentials and generalizations of Boltzmann's equation

9. BBGKY hierarchy

10. Methods for solvinf Boltzmann's equation

11. Fokker-Planck equation

12. Quantum kinetic equations

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Learn the basics of transport theory

Abilities:

application of transport theory to elementary probelms of plasma physics

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Landau L.D., Lifsic, Theoretical physics X, Nauka Moskva 2004 (in russian)

Recommended references:

[1] Kvasnica J.: Statistical physics, Academia Praha, 2003 (in czech)

[2] Kracík J., Šesták B., Aubrecht L.: Fundamentals of classical and quantum plasma physics,

Academia Praha, 1974, (in czech)

[3] Jaeckle J., Introduction to transport theory, Vieweg

Braunschweig, 1982 (in german)

[4] A. I. Burshtein, Introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics theory of matter, Wiley, Weinheim, 2005

Note:
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