Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 4, Issue 2–3, pp 193–197 | Cite as

Some exact results in kinetic theory

  • H. Ted Davis
  • Gary R. Dowling


It is shown that for fluids composed of particles interacting with pairwise-additive, spherically symmetric forces, the exact linearized transport equation admits mass, momentum, and kinetic energy as homogeneous solutions and that the kinetic part of the bulk viscosity is identically zero.

Key words

Exact results in kinetic theory bulk viscosity Chapman-Enskog procedure 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Ted Davis
    • 1
  • Gary R. Dowling
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Chemical Engineering and ChemistryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis

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