COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Mathematics Seminar: "Introduction to the mathematical analysis of Irving-Kirkwood procedure"

2013-12-04

4:10pm, Neill 5W

Dr. Alexander Panchenko

*Abstract* First, we provide some background on statistical mechanics of classical particle systems. The main goal of this science is to link continuum physics with molecular models. A method of doing this was proposed by Irving and Kirkwood in the 1950s. We focus on the space-time averaging version of the Irving-Kirkwood procedure due to Hardy and independently to Murdoch and Bedeaux. Some open questions will be discussed.