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MECH 578 Advanced Thermodynamics (3 credits)

Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


Mechanical Engineering : Review of classical mechanics; Boltzmann statistics, thermodynamics of ideal gases; Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, Gibbsian ensembles; elementary kinetic theory of transport processes, Boltzmann equation, Boltzmann H-theorem and entropy, KBG approximation, discussion on the solution of Boltzmann equation; Maxwell transport equations, derivation of Navier Stokes equations.

Terms: Fall 2012

Instructors: Andrew J Higgins (Fall)

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