CH3180 – Polymer Kinetic Theory
Course Content :
Flow phenomena in polymeric liquids.
The chemical nature of polymeric liquids; Non-Newtonian viscosity, normal stress effects, other elastic effects; Material functions for polymeric liquids, shear and shear-free flows.
Basic concepts from probability theory; Events and probabilities; Random variables; Expectations and moments; Joint distributions and independence; Gaussian random variables; General discussion of the random walk; Fokker-Planck equations.