Accession Number : AD0617469

Title :   TIME-REVERSED MOTION IN KINETIC THEORY,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL TECHNOLOGICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,M. B.

Report Date : 22 JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A set of reversible equations for F, the first distribution function and g, the correlation function, are derived for the weak force case. The 'forward motion,' i.e., development in time from uncorrelated initial conditions, and the corresponding reverse motion are examined. In the 'forward motion' the equation for F evolves into the Fokker-Planck equation while in the corresponding reverse motion F is described by an anti-Fokker-Planck equation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*KINETIC THEORY, MOTION), TIME, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE