References on Maxwell's Velocity Distribution

1. Oct 27, 2006

DaTario

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

DaTario

2. Oct 28, 2006

Andrew Mason

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

AM

3. Oct 29, 2006

StatMechGuy

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.

4. Dec 1, 2006

DaTario

Thank you both Mason and StaMechGuy.

Sincerely yours,

DaTario