Accession Number : AD0267517

Title :   ON A BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEM IN THE KINETIC THEORY OF BROWNIAN MOTION

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J JAMES FORRESTAL RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : COHEN,IRA M.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The proposed boundary value problem in the kinetic theory of Brownian movement was solved. It is, in principle, possible to calculate the velocity distribution of the Brownian particles as a function of distance from one of the two walls. In particular, if one wall is an absorbing barrier, 0, one may calculate how the distribution in velocities is skewed as the absorbing wall is approached. This particular solution may have some relevance to the theory of plasma probes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ABSORPTION, *BOUNDARY LAYER, *GASES, *KINETIC THEORY, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, DIFFUSION, DISTRIBUTION THEORY, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, MOLECULES, MOTION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PARTICLES, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE