# Velocity distribution

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1. Sep 14, 2017

### Pushoam

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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I want to ask whether there should be a constant in RHS of (5.8).

2. Sep 14, 2017

### Orodruin

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There is a $\propto$ in the previous step.

3. Sep 14, 2017

### Pushoam

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?

4. Sep 14, 2017

### Orodruin

Staff Emeritus
Yes

5. Sep 14, 2017

### Pushoam

Thank you for helping me.