Non-equilibrium: Kinetic Equations

  • Werner Ebeling
  • Thorsten Pöschel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 953)


The pioneers of the theory of classical kinetic equations are Rudolf Clausius (1822–1888), James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) and Ludwig Boltzmann (1844–1906). Their theories are based on the classical dynamics of particles in the phase space according to Liouville and on detailled studies of the classical mechanics of collisions between neutral molecules.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Ebeling
    • 1
  • Thorsten Pöschel
    • 2
  1. 1.FB PhysikHumboldt Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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