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A REINTERPRETATION OF DENSE GAS KINETIC-THEORY

TitleA REINTERPRETATION OF DENSE GAS KINETIC-THEORY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsSnider, RF
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Volume63
Pagination707-718
Date PublishedMay
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0022-4715
Keywordsequation, GAS KINETIC THEORY, GENERALIZED BOLTZMANN EQUATION
Abstract

In dense gas kinetic theory it is standard to express all reduced distribution functions as functionals of the singlet distribution function. Since the singlet distribution function includes aspects of correlated particles as well as describing the properties of freely moving particles, it is here argued that these aspects should more clearly be distinguished and that it is the distribution function for free particles that is the prime object in terms of which dense gas kinetic theory should be expressed. The standard equations of dense gas kinetic theory are rewritten from this point of view and the advantages of doing so are discussed.

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