Nisbet, R. and Gurney, William
(1974)
*Comment on the information theoretic derivation of non-equilibrium velocity distributions.*
Physical Review A, 10 (2).
pp. 720-723.
ISSN 1050-2947

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.10.720

## 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.

Item type: | Article |
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ID code: | 41446 |

Keywords: | heat transport, Boltzmann equation, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics |

Subjects: | Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics |

Department: | Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics |

Depositing user: | Pure Administrator |

Date Deposited: | 15 Oct 2012 11:59 |

Last modified: | 21 May 2015 15:00 |

URI: | http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41446 |

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