Kinetic Theory

Kinetic Theory

Irreversible Processes

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Author: S. G. Brush
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155937

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Kinetic Theory, Volume 2: Irreversible Processes compiles the fundamental papers on the kinetic theory of gases. This book comprises the two papers by Maxwell and Boltzmann in which the basic equations for transport processes in gases are formulated, as well as the first derivation of Boltzmann's “H-theorem” and problem of irreversibility. Other topics include the dynamical theory of gases; kinetic theory of the dissipation of energy; three-body problem and the equations of dynamics; theorem of dynamics and the mechanical theory of heat; and mechanical explanation of irreversible processes. This volume is beneficial to physics students in the advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part 1



    Part 2

    1. On the Dynamical Theory of Gases

    2. Further Studies on the Thermal Equilibrium of Gas Molecules

    3. The Kinetic Theory of the Dissipation of Energy

    4. On the Relation of a General Mechanical Theorem to the Second Law of Thermodynamics

    5. On the Three-Body Problem and the Equations of Dynamics

    6. Mechanism and Experience

    7. On a Theorem of Dynamics and the Mechanical Theory of Heat

    8. Reply to Zermelo's Remarks on the Theory of Heat

    9. On the Mechanical Explanation of Irreversible Processes

    10. On Zermelo's Paper "On the Mechanical Explanation of Irreversible Processes"


    Volume 1


    Part 1



    Part 2

    1. The Spring of the Air

    2. The Repulsion Theory

    3. On the Properties and Motions of Elastic Fluids, Especially Air

    4. The Existence of Fire

    5. The Forces of Inorganic Nature

    6. On Matter, Living Force, and Heat

    7. The Conservation of Force

    8. The Nature of the Motion which we Call Heat

    9. On the Mean Length of the Paths Described by the Separate Molecules of Gaseous Bodies

    10. Illustrations of the Dynamical Theory of Gases

    11. On a Mechanical Theorem Applicable to Heat


Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155937

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S. G. Brush

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D. Ter Haar

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