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References on Maxwell's Velocity Distribution

  1. Oct 27, 2006 #1
    Dear Sirs,

    I would like to ask you if there is some reference where one can find a step-by-step demostration of Maxwell's Velocity distribution in a gas at temperature T.

    Thank you

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  3. Oct 28, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    Have a look at the Wikipedia section on Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution.

  4. Oct 29, 2006 #3
    I would also recommend Wolfgang Pauli's lectures on physics in Dover edition, particularly the one on the kinetic theory of gases and statistical mechanics.
  5. Dec 1, 2006 #4
    Thank you both Mason and StaMechGuy.

    Sincerely yours,

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