Difference between revisions of "Maxwell speed distribution"

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The probability that speed of a moleculae of mass ''m'' lies in the range ''v'' to ''v+dv'' is given by
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:<math>P(v)dv = 4 \pi v^2 dv \left( \frac{m}{2 \pi k_B T} \right)^{3/2} \exp (-mv^2/2k_B T) </math>
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
#[http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/002068970500044749 J. S. Rowlinson "The Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution", Molecular Physics '''103''' pp. 2821 - 2828 (2005)]
 
#[http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/002068970500044749 J. S. Rowlinson "The Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution", Molecular Physics '''103''' pp. 2821 - 2828 (2005)]
 
[[category: statistical mechanics]]
 
[[category: statistical mechanics]]

Revision as of 11:10, 3 July 2007

The probability that speed of a moleculae of mass m lies in the range v to v+dv is given by

P(v)dv = 4 \pi v^2 dv \left( \frac{m}{2 \pi k_B T} \right)^{3/2} \exp (-mv^2/2k_B T)

References

  1. J. S. Rowlinson "The Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution", Molecular Physics 103 pp. 2821 - 2828 (2005)