kinetic theory

The ideal gas law from Maxwell's velocity distribution

Recently I've been playing around with finding the relations between the microscopic particulars of an ideal gas and the macroscopic observables we all know and love -- in particular the relation between temperature and the average kinetic energy (velocity) of the particles in the gas. We can take the idea further …

tags: kinetic theory, gas,

Average velocity of the molecules in a gas

In this problem I aim to show that the expression for the average velocity of particles in a gas can be derived from the Maxwell velocity distribution (problem 1C.1(a) Transport Phenomena).

In the kinetic molecular theory of gases, velocities are randomly distributed and have an average magnitude given …

tags: kinetic theory, gases,

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