# PX423 - Kinetic Theory

**Module code:**PX423**Module name:**Kinetic Theory**Department:**Physics**Credit:**7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

To introduce Maths/Physics students to non-equilibrium statistical physics and to give them an appreciation of mathematical physics as separate sub-discipline

###### Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should: Be able to discuss the derivation and solution of the Boltzmann equation as it applies to simple problems and use it to derive the Maxwell distribution; Be able to set up and solve simple boundary value problems to describe neutron flux in a diffusion approximation; Understand the significance of the Fokker-Plank approximation and apply it to the diffusion of heavy particle in a light gas

###### Timetabled teaching activities

15 lectures

###### Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/current/teach/syllabi/year3/px423/

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
---|---|---|

7.5 CATS (Module code: PX423-7.5) | ||

B (Examination only) | 1.5 hour examination (Summer) | 100% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 3

###### Optional Core

N/A

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (with Intercalated Year) (GF14) - Year 4