- 92

- 5

Now looking at the speed distribution we take a spherical shell in phase space between ##v , v+dv## and obtain: ##f(v)dv \propto 4\pi v^2 dv e^{-mv^2/2k_B T}##

My question is that are the two distributions equivalent since ##f(v)## has a extra ##v^2## term but logically the two seem equivalent?