## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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that such a molecule survives a time t without suffering a

= 1, since a molecule has no chance of

...

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**Collision**time Consider a molecule with velocity v. Let P(l) = the probabilitythat such a molecule survives a time t without suffering a

**collision**. Of course P(0)= 1, since a molecule has no chance of

**colliding**in a time t — » 0, i.e., it certainly...

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The

variables. Conservation of the total momentum implies the relation mivi + mtvi = P

= constant (14- 11) Thus the velocities vi(t) and vj(t) are not independent, but

must ...

The

**collision**problem can be much simplified by an appropriate change ofvariables. Conservation of the total momentum implies the relation mivi + mtvi = P

= constant (14- 11) Thus the velocities vi(t) and vj(t) are not independent, but

must ...

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14-3 Derivation of the Boltzmann equation We are now in a position to make use

of our knowledge of molecular

the Boltzmann equation (13 • 6 • 1), In order to calculate Dcf, the rate of change ...

14-3 Derivation of the Boltzmann equation We are now in a position to make use

of our knowledge of molecular

**collisions**to derive an explicit expression for Dcf inthe Boltzmann equation (13 • 6 • 1), In order to calculate Dcf, the rate of change ...

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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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