Boltzmann equation

noun (1)
Boltz·​mann equation | \ ˈbōlts-mən- How to pronounce Boltzmann equation (audio) , -ˌmän-\

Definition of Boltzmann equation

 (Entry 1 of 3)

physics
: 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

Maxwell-Boltzmann law

noun (2)
Maxwell-Boltz·​mann law

Definition of Maxwell-Boltzmann law (Entry 2 of 3)

: the principle involved in equipartition of energy

Stefan-Boltzmann law

noun (3)
Ste·​fan-Boltz·​mann law | \ ˈshteˌfänˈbōltsˌmän-\

Definition of Stefan-Boltzmann law (Entry 3 of 3)

: a statement in thermal radiation: the total emissive power of an ideal black body is proportional to the fourth power of its absolute temperature

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First Known Use of Boltzmann equation

Noun (1)

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Boltzmann equation

Noun (1)

after Ludwig Boltzmann †1906 Austrian physicist

Noun (2)

after J. C. Maxwell and Ludwig Boltzmann †1906 Austrian physicist

Noun (3)

after Josef Stefan †1893 Austrian physicist, its formulator, & Ludwig Boltzmann †1906 Austrian physicist who first demonstrated it

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