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Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss various fundamental physical problems of simple geometry, such as unidirectional flows, quasi-unidirectional flows, a uniform flow past a sphere, and a plane shock wave. Various fundamental properties of the solution of the Boltzmann equation are provided in these examples.

Keywords

Shock Wave Knudsen Number Expansion Wave Velocity Distribution Function Straight Pipe 
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© Birkhäuser Boston 2007

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