Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 5, Issue 1–2, pp 83–97 | Cite as

Kinetic equations without “memory” for the time-displaced correlation functions

  • A. R. Altenberger
  • J. Stecki


The relations between the kinetic equations with and without convolution in time are discussed on the basis of the kinetic equation for the Van Hove self-correlation function. Formal equivalence of both the equations is shown, and approximate scattering operators for the dilute-gas case and for the Brownian particle are considered.

Key words

Time correlation function non-Markovian kinetic equation distribution function collision integral memory function projection operator 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Altenberger
    • 1
  • J. Stecki
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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