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[tex]F=\frac{1}{4} n \bar{c}[/tex]

where c bar is the average molecular speed and n is the density of molcules in the gas phase (molecules/m^3)

I was wondering about the origin of the 1/4 term ... is it significant?

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raintrek

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[tex]F=\frac{1}{4} n \bar{c}[/tex]

where c bar is the average molecular speed and n is the density of molcules in the gas phase (molecules/m^3)

I was wondering about the origin of the 1/4 term ... is it significant?

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