# How to solve Boltzmann equation using monte carlo methods? [closed]

I'm trying to solve for electron and hole distribution function using Boltzmann equation with various scattering mechanisms. Since I land up with an integro-differential equation, analytical soln. is very difficult. So, I need to understand how this problem could be solved using numerical methods. Please help.

(Try suggesting some references with illustrative examples which could be useful)

Thanks!

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## closed as off topic by Brandon Enright, Waffle's Crazy Peanut, twistor59, user1504, Alfred CentauriJun 11 '13 at 21:57

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Would scicomp.stackexchange.com be a better home for this question? – Qmechanic Jun 3 '13 at 21:13
@Qmechanic it would certainly have a frendlier home there, since it has a closevote here ... :-/. Not sure, if people at scicomp can deal with the physics and literature aspect of the question too. As I suspect the lifetime of thid question will be finite and not very long here, I would migrate it out of the line of fire anyway. – Dilaton Jun 4 '13 at 0:41
Solving the boltzmann transport equation using monte carlo is an entry level problem in nuclear engineering. Google searching leads to a number of useful results - what have you tried so far? – Jen Jun 5 '13 at 18:37
I think scicomp would be pretty good at handling this, provided you give the full equation and make some attempt at numerics (and are therefore able to demonstrate that something goes wrong with a naive approach). If you don't know where to begin, then the problem is not with the Boltzmann equation or anything physical, but rather what you need is a primer on integro-differential solvers. – Chris White Jun 6 '13 at 3:47