## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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12 • 4 Thermal conductivity 478 12-5 Self-diffusion 483 12-6 Electrical

Conductivity 488 13 Transport theory using the relaxation time approximation

494 13-1 Transport processes and distribution functions 4&4 13-2

12 • 4 Thermal conductivity 478 12-5 Self-diffusion 483 12-6 Electrical

Conductivity 488 13 Transport theory using the relaxation time approximation

494 13-1 Transport processes and distribution functions 4&4 13-2

**Boltzmann****equation**in the ...Page 511

Hence one obtains Df = \<JTM-f) (13-7-5) which is identical with the

identified with the ordinary mean time t between molecular collisions. We shall

therefore ...

Hence one obtains Df = \<JTM-f) (13-7-5) which is identical with the

**Boltzmann****equation**(13-6-3), provided that the relaxation time to introduced there isidentified with the ordinary mean time t between molecular collisions. We shall

therefore ...

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equation involves only integrations over velocities, it follows that /(0) has the

same property as a genuine equilibrium distribution of remaining ... Of course, /(0

) does not in general reduce the left side of the

zero.

equation involves only integrations over velocities, it follows that /(0) has the

same property as a genuine equilibrium distribution of remaining ... Of course, /(0

) does not in general reduce the left side of the

**Boltzmann equation**(14 -7-1) tozero.

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Introduction to statistical methods | 1 |

GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE RANDOM WALK | 24 |

Statistical description of systems of particles | 47 |

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