KINETIC THEORY OF GAS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Mathematical models of gas dynamics.
Foundation of fluid-dynamic equations.
Course contents summary
Kinetic theory, distribution function, Boltzmann equation. Collision operator and conservation equations. Collision invariants and Maxwellian distributions. Entropy functional and second law of thermodynamics. Fluid-dynamic limit, Euler and Navier-Stokes equations.
C. Cercignani, The Boltzmann equation and its applications, Springer, New York.
M. N. Kogan, Rarefied gas dynamics, Plenum Press, New York.