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In the Kinetic-Molecular model for gas molecules in a container it is assumed that the square of the x-y-z velocity components is the same, how is it possible that we assume this?

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In the Kinetic-Molecular model for gas molecules in a container it is assumed that the square of the x-y-z velocity components is the same, how is it possible that we assume this?

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Chandra Prayaga

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By the way, the assumption is made of the

Also, it is an assumption when the topic is taught at a basic level. In advanced course in statistical physics, it is proved. It is called the theorem of equipartition.

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Buzz Bloom

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Chandra mentioned

You may find the Wikipedia article helpful:the theorem of equipartition.

Regards,

Buzz

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Thanks for the replies, I can see why this is the case now.

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