Diffusion and Transport
Be able to describe the physical basis of transport in gases (thermal conduction, viscosity, and diffusion), in terms of the microscopic details of collisions between particles.
Be able to explain the meaning of the Boltzmann transport equation and solve it in simple cases.
Be able to explain the physical meaning of the Fokker-Planck transport equation, its relation to the Boltzmann equation, and its application to Coulomb scattering in plasmas.
Particle Simulation Methods
Be able to computationally model both Boltzmann and Fokker-Planck transport phenomena using particle simulation techniques.