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Homework Help: Velocity distribution

  1. Sep 14, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I want to ask whether there should be a constant in RHS of (5.8).
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2017 #2

    Orodruin

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    There is a ##\propto## in the previous step.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2017 #3
    So, ##g(v_x) ~g(v_y)~g(v_z) ~dv_x ~dv_y ~dv_z ∝ e^{(\frac{-~½mv^2}{k_BT})} ~dv_x ~dv_y ~dv_z ##. Right?
     
  5. Sep 14, 2017 #4

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  6. Sep 14, 2017 #5
    Thank you for helping me.
     
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