INTRODUCTION TO KAC'S MODEL AND ITS RELATIONS WITH STATISTICAL MECHANICS
Introduction to Kac\'s model and its relations with Statistical Mechanics
The aim of the course is to present basic problems of kinetic theory and statistical mechanics using Kac's model as a starting point and testing ground for physical ideas and rigorous results. In the first part, Kac's model will be introduced and its classic results will be discussed, in particular:
relaxation towards equilibrium and derivation and solutions of the Boltzmann-Kac equation.
After that the evolution of Kac's model will be studied, when in contact with a thermostat or with a thermal bath.
Finally the recent attempts to extend the results to systems in
contact with more than one thermostat or thermal bath initially at different temperatures, will be presented so as to arrive at a situation of actual non-equilibrium.
May, June 2021
Bonetto Federico ( firstname.lastname@example.org - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta )
Python Basics consists in a series of 8 lessons hosted at Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica - Università degli Studi Roma TRE. The seminars will cover the fundamentals of Python, starting from the basics. A relevant of part of the seminars will be devoted to hands-on exercises, which we strongly recommend to the attendees. No prior knowledge of Python is required.
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Paola CELIO ( email@example.com - Universita degli Studi Roma TRE )
Corsi Pietro ( firstname.lastname@example.org - Universita degli Studi Roma TRE )
Sergio Augusto Barcelo Lins ( - Universita La Sapienza )