On the Rate of Entropy Production for the Boltzmann Equation
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We show that there exists a wide class of distribution functions (with moments of any order as close to their equilibrium values as we like) which can provide an abnormally low rate of entropy production. The result is valid for the Boltzmann equation with any cross section σ(|V|, θ) satisfying a mild restriction. The functions are constructed in an explicit form and we discuss some applications of our results.
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Volume 94, Issue 3-4 , pp 603-618
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