Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 51, Issue 1–2, pp 291–297 | Cite as

Small data existence for the Enskog equation inL1

  • Carlo Cercignani
Short Communications


An existence theorem for the Enskog equation with small initial data is proved in anL1 setting. This type of result is not available for the Boltzmann equation.

Key words

Boltzmann equation kinetic theory Enskog equation existence 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Cercignani
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica del Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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