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18.366 Random Walks and Diffusion

As taught in: Fall 2006

Drawing that looks like a snowflake barrelling through the atmosphere but probably isn't.

Conformal-mapping simulation of advection-diffusion aggregation. (Image courtesy of Jaehyuk Choi. Used with permission.)




Prof. Martin Bazant

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Course Description

This graduate-level subject explores various mathematical aspects of (discrete) random walks and (continuum) diffusion. Applications include polymers, disordered media, turbulence, diffusion-limited aggregation, granular flow, and derivative securities.