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

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 1094-1622

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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.