An Introduction to the Kinetic Theory of Gases

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CUP Archive, 1940 - Science - 311 pages
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This book can be described as a student's edition of the author's Dynamical Theory of Gases. It is written, however, with the needs of the student of physics and physical chemistry in mind, and those parts of which the interest was mainly mathematical have been discarded. This does not mean that the book contains no serious mathematical discussion; the discussion in particular of the distribution law is quite detailed; but in the main the mathematics is concerned with the discussion of particular phenomena rather than with the discussion of fundamentals.
  

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Contents

Introduction page
1
A Preliminary Survey
17
Pressure in a Gas
51
Collisions and Maxwells Law
103
The Free Path in a Gas
131
Viscosity
156
Conduction of Heat
185
Diffusion
198
Calorimetry and Molecular Structure
275
Maxwells proof of the Law of Distribution of Velocities
296
The theorem
297
The Normal Partition of Energy
299
The Law of Distribution of Coordinates
301
Tables for Numerical Calculations
305
Integrals involving Exponentials
306
Index of Subjects
307

General Theory of a Gas not in a Steady State
225
General Statistical Mechanics and Thermo dynamics
253

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