## 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 Transport theory using the relaxation time approximation 494

13 • 1 Transport processes and distribution functions 494 13-2

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

Conductivity 488 Transport theory using the relaxation time approximation 494

13 • 1 Transport processes and distribution functions 494 13-2

**Boltzmann****equation**in the ...Page 509

In symbols, f(r + t dt, v + i dt, t + dt) d3r' d3v' = f(r,v,t) d3r d3v + Dcf d3r d*v dt Using

(13-2-5), this becomes with the definition (13 2 8) This is called the "

In symbols, f(r + t dt, v + i dt, t + dt) d3r' d3v' = f(r,v,t) d3r d3v + Dcf d3r d*v dt Using

(13-2-5), this becomes with the definition (13 2 8) This is called the "

**Boltzmann****Equation**." The compact form (13 -6 -1) hides a complicated equation.Page 534

14-7 Approximation methods for solving the

transport theory developed in this chapter to a quantitative discussion of

situations of physical interest, it is necessary to find approximate solutions of the

Boltzmann ...

14-7 Approximation methods for solving the

**Boltzmann equation**To apply thetransport theory developed in this chapter to a quantitative discussion of

situations of physical interest, it is necessary to find approximate solutions of the

Boltzmann ...

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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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