Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 124, Issue 2, pp 781–822

Mathematics of Granular Materials


DOI: 10.1007/s10955-006-9038-6

Cite this article as:
Villani, C. J Stat Phys (2006) 124: 781. doi:10.1007/s10955-006-9038-6


This is a short and somewhat informal review on the most mathematical parts of the kinetic theory of granular media, intended for physicists and for mathematicians outside the field.


granular materials Boltzmann equation inelastic collisions homogeneous cooling states 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UMPALyon Cedex 07France

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