From Kinetic to Fluid Dynamical Models

  • Peter A. Markowich
  • Christian A. Ringhofer
  • Christian Schmeiser


Different approaches to the solution of the kinetic transport models discussed in Chapter 1 are possible. Although several promising attempts towards a numerical solution have been undertaken in the recent past (we only mention particle methods [2.10] and spectral methods [2.13]), the application of numerical methods remains to be a formidable task in general. Apart from that, solutions of the kinetic equations contain in many cases (e.g. close to equilibrium) a good deal of redundant information.


Boltzmann Equation Hydrodynamic Model Auger Recombination Valence Band Maximum Conduction Band Minimum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Markowich
    • 1
  • Christian A. Ringhofer
    • 2
  • Christian Schmeiser
    • 3
  1. 1.Fachbereich MathematikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlin 12Germany
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  3. 3.Institut für Angewandte und Numerische MathematikTechnische Universität WienWienAustria

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