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Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 123, Issue 4, pp 753–762 | Cite as

Weak Solutions of the Boltzmann Equation Without Angle Cutoff

  • Carlo Cercignani
Article

Abstract

The definition of the concept of weak solution of the nonlinear Boltzmann equation, recently introduced by the author, is used to prove that, without any cutoff in the collision kernel, the Boltzmann equation for Maxwell molecules in the one-dimensional case has a global weak solution in this sense. Global conservation of energy follows.

Keywords

Boltzmann equation Energy conservation Global solution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Cercignani
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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