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ERIC Number: EJ043131
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Publication Date: 1971
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James Clerk Maxwell and the Kinetic Theory of Gases: A Review Based on Recent Historical Studies
Brush, Stephen G.
American Journal of Physics, 39, 6, 631-640, Jun 71
Maxwell's four major papers and some shorter publications relating to kinetic theory and statistical mechanics are discussed in the light of subsequent research. Reviews Maxwell's ideas on such topics as velocity, distribution law, the theory of heat conduction, the mechanism of the radiometer effect, the ergodic hypothesis, and his views on the history of science. (Author/DS)
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