Brownian Motion (Relaxator)

  • Wilhelm Brenig


In the next two chapters we are going to apply the general formalism to two very simple examples. The aim is twofold: first of all, pedagogical. We want to demonstrate how some well-known results manifest themselves in the framework of the formalism of the foregoing sections. Secondly, we want to use the equations of Brownian motion as a heuristic starting point for more general kinetic equations.


Brownian Motion Brownian Particle Relaxation Function Decay Length Collision Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilhelm Brenig
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  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

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