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Kinetic Theory of Granular Gases

Nikolai V. Brilliantov and Thorsten Pöschel

Abstract

Kinetic Theory of Granular Gases provides an introduction to the rapidly developing theory of dissipative gas dynamics — a theory which has mainly evolved over the last decade. The book is aimed at readers from the advanced undergraduate level upwards and leads on to the present state of research. Throughout, special emphasis is put on a microscopically consistent description of pairwise particle collisions which leads to an impact-velocity-dependent coefficient of restitution. The description of the many-particle system, based on the Boltzmann equation, starts with the derivation of the veloc ... More

Keywords: dissipative gas dynamics, pairwise particle collisions, coefficient of restitution, many-particle system, Boltzmann equation, velocity distribution function, self-diffusion, Brownian motion, hydrodynamical methods, molecular dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198530381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530381.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nikolai V. Brilliantov, author
Institute for Biochemistry, Humboldt University, Germany

Thorsten Pöschel, author
Institute for Biochemistry, Humboldt University, Germany

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Front Matter