Diffusion: A Brief Overview©
Theresa Julia Zielinski
Department of Chemistry, Medical Technology, and Physics
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
United States
mail to: tzielins@monmouth.edu

This document provides students with an overview of Fick's Law. The goal is to provide the user with the opportunity to explore some of the basic diffusion concepts via appropriate mathematical models. The first model examines the diffusion from a slice of concentrated solution using Fick's Second Law. The document then goes on to explore a step function diffusion model. A link is made to diffusion in biological systems. Nine exercises guide the user in learning the basic concepts of diffusion.
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics, Transport Properties
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version
Review of Fick's Law.mcd Computational Document. Requires Mathcad 12 or higher. Mathcad 12
Fick's Law.pdf Read-Only Document
Comments to: Theresa Julia Zielinski, tzielins@monmouth.edu
©Copyright, Theresa Julia Zielinski, 2006. All rights reserved. You are welcome to use this document in your own classes but commercial use is not allowed without the permission of the author.