Relativistic Boltzmann Equation

  • Carlo Cercignani
  • Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 22)


The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the basic concepts of relativistic kinetic theory and the relativistic Boltzmann equation, which rules the time evolution of the distribution function.


Boltzmann Equation Volume Element Particle Number Density Collision Term Equilibrium Distribution Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Cercignani
    • 1
  • Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal do ParanáCuritibaBrazil

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