Boltzmann equation


Boltz·​mann equation ˈbōlts-mən- How to pronounce Boltzmann equation (audio)
: an equation describing the behavior of a fluid in disequilibrium
Robert Strain and Philip Gressman at the University of Pennsylvania employed modern mathematical tools to find solutions for the Boltzmann equation, which predicts the motion of gas molecules.Jacob Aron, New Scientist, 22 May 2010

Word History


after Ludwig Boltzmann †1906 Austrian physicist

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Boltzmann equation was in 1914

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