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Kinetic Theory of Granular Gases$
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Nikolai V. Brilliantov and Thorsten Pöschel

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530381

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530381.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
Source:
Kinetic Theory of Granular Gases
Author(s):

Nikolai V. Brilliantov

Thorsten Pöschel

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530381.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses basic concepts of the kinetic theory of granular gases and mentions some of the exciting phenomena in gas dynamics. Topics covered include kinetic theory for dissipative particles, atomic level of material deformation, continuum description of particles, pairwise collision of particles, many-particle systems, and hydrodynamics.

Keywords:   kinetic theory, granular gases, gas dynamics, dissipative particles, material deformation, particle collision, hydrodynamics

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