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Escape probability of a particle in a sphere

by anon_man
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anon_man
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Apr5-12, 07:26 AM
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how can we use statistical mechanics to find the probability of a particle inside a sphere to escape through a hole on the surface (no potential energy) ? any ideas ??
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gomunkul51
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Apr11-12, 08:15 PM
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Look up Brownian Motion.

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Khashishi
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Apr11-12, 09:22 PM
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I don't think this is statistical mechanics. Just compare the area of the hole to the area of the sphere, and consider how fast the particle is moving.

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Apr12-12, 01:46 AM
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Escape probability of a particle in a sphere

Probability of particle traveling at speed U escaping from volume V through aperture area A in time period dT will be proportional to U.A.dT/V. Don't know what the multiplicative constant would be - perhaps depends on geometry.


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