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ERIC Number: EJ829053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
On the Equipartition of Kinetic Energy in an Ideal Gas Mixture
Peliti, L.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n2 p249-254 Mar 2007
A refinement of an argument due to Maxwell for the equipartition of translational kinetic energy in a mixture of ideal gases with different masses is proposed. The argument is elementary, yet it may work as an illustration of the role of symmetry and independence postulates in kinetic theory. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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