Root mean squared

1. Feb 9, 2004

JKLM

What is the concept of root mean squared all i got were i bunch of formulas saying this equals that

2. Feb 9, 2004

GCT

Root mean squared pertains to the maxwell distribution speeds at a certain temperature of a certain molecule. Temperature pertains directly to kinetic energy. A parsimonius explanation is that it is somewhat of an "average" speed of a particular molecule.