A Review of Computer Studies in the Kinetic Theory of Fluids

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


The role of computer studies in the kinetic theory of fluids is briefly reviewed, with emphasis upon the results for hard-core systems. After a short discussion of the advantages and limitations of computer methods, we first consider computer studies directly related to the Boltzmann equation, e.g., calculations of the one-particle distribution function f(r,v,t), by the methods of molecular dynamics and by numerical solution of the Boltzmann equation itself. There then follows a review of the molecular dynamics studies of time-correlation functions and the associated transport coefficients.


Molecular Dynamic Boltzmann Equation Hard Disk Hard Sphere Velocity Distribution Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. W. Wood
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  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of California Los AlamosUSA

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