The Three-Particle Collision Term in the Generalized Boltzmann Equation

  • J. V. Sengers
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca book series (FEWBODY, volume 10/1973)


Generalization of the Boltzmann equation to a moderately dense gas leads to a new collision term which incorporates collisions among three molecules. An analysis of this three-particle collision term is presented for a gas of hard spheres and its effect on the transport properties is discussed.


Boltzmann Equation Hard Sphere Binary Collision Collision Term Exclude Volume Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. V. Sengers
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Molecular PhysicsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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