# 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