Huseen KH. A. S. Alenezi, Abdulhadi A. H. J. Alqahtani, Abdullah M. H. J. Alqahtani


Presentation: 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Course: PHY 470



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Brownian motion is the random motion of particles, atoms, or molecules that are because of random collisions of those particles. It is the motion of a particles such as a smoke or dust particle, in a gas, as it is buffeted by random collisions with gas molecules. Brownian motion can be observed physically as light shines through a window. Particles of dust or pollen can be seen in the light floating in the air and have random pattern of motion. The dust particles aren't moving on their own, but are colliding with molecules of the air keeping the dust in motion. Brownian motion is caused by the structure and physics of fluids i.e. liquids and gases. According to kinetic theory, all matter is in motion; atoms and molecules especially within liquids and gases are in constant vibrating motion. These particles will travel in straight lines until redirected by a collision. Particles within gases and liquids are constantly moving, colliding, and moving toward equilibrium. This kind of collision causes particles to have Brownian motion. In this project modeling of the Brownian motion is done through mathematical and programming tools.

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Ivan Sudakow

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Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

Modeling Brownian Motion