Transport Properties
Diffusion: A Brief Overview
Theresa Julia Zielinski, Monmouth University
An introduction to diffusion concepts using Fick's Laws.
The Diffusion Game - Using Symbolic Mathematics Software to Play the Game on a Large Scale JCE
W. Tandy Grubbs, Stetson University
A Mathcad instructional document that allows students to explore the diffusion. The goal of the activites in this document is to observe how the statistical 'microscopic' behavior of individual particles ultimately determines a certain 'macroscopic' behavior in a large system. The document provides simulations using the random number generator of Mathcad The outcome of the simulations are analyzed within the context of equilibrium and non-equilibrium states, entropy maximization, and Fick's law of diffusion, reinforcing one's understanding of the microscopic origin of these phenomena.