The Boltzmann-Landau transport equation:I. The first-order Chapman-Enskog approximation

Arun K. Mitra, Sunanda Mitra

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The first-order Chapman-Enskog (CE) approximation has been used to linearize the Boltzmann-Landau (BL) equation primarily in the binary collision approximation and a linear integral equation with a non-symmetric kernel is obtained. The solubility conditions are discussed on the basis of conservation theorems. The formal solutions and the transport coefficients have been obtained in a subsequent paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-187
Number of pages11
JournalMathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1969


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