Comment on the information theoretic derivation of non-equilibrium velocity distributions

R. Nisbet, William Gurney

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Abstract

We discuss a recent information-theoretic description of heat transport in an ideal gas and show that if the local-equilibrium and near-equilibrium assumptions are valid, the Boltzmann-equation and information-theory approaches yield formally identical expressions for the distribution function. We discuss the differences in the interpretation of the two expressions.
LanguageEnglish
Pages720-723
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1974

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  • heat transport
  • Boltzmann equation

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Comment on the information theoretic derivation of non-equilibrium velocity distributions. / Nisbet, R. ; Gurney, William.

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