A Nonlinear Map for the Decay to Equilibrium of Ideal Gases

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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 57)


In this communication, we present an operator that governs the discrete time evolution of the velocity distribution of an out-of-equilibrium ideal gas. This nonlinear map, which conserves the momentum and the energy of the ideal gas, has the Maxwellian velocity distribution (MVD) as an asymptotic equilibrium. All these properties are presented in this communication.


Velocity Distribution Wealth Distribution Maxwellian Velocity Distribution Initial Velocity Distribution Molecular Chaos 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DIIS-BIFIUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsImam Khomeini International UniversityQazvinIran

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