An Alternative Approach to Particle-Particle Collisions

ABSTRACT

A new alternative approach to the statistical behavior of particle-particle collisions is introduced. The alternative approach is derived rigorously from well known mechanical laws; and the results given by it, quantitatively and qualitatively different from what the standard kinetic theory yields, can be directly checked with computer-simulated or realistic experiments. More importantly, from the introduction of it, a number of new concepts and new methodologies emerge, which might turn out to be very significant to the future development of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.

A new alternative approach to the statistical behavior of particle-particle collisions is introduced. The alternative approach is derived rigorously from well known mechanical laws; and the results given by it, quantitatively and qualitatively different from what the standard kinetic theory yields, can be directly checked with computer-simulated or realistic experiments. More importantly, from the introduction of it, a number of new concepts and new methodologies emerge, which might turn out to be very significant to the future development of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.

KEYWORDS

Non-Equilibrium, Statistical Mechanics, Boltzmann Equation, Distribution Function, Discontinuity

Non-Equilibrium, Statistical Mechanics, Boltzmann Equation, Distribution Function, Discontinuity

Cite this paper

Chen, C. (2015) An Alternative Approach to Particle-Particle Collisions.*Journal of Modern Physics*, **6**, 772-779. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2015.66082.

Chen, C. (2015) An Alternative Approach to Particle-Particle Collisions.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511628870

[1] Chen, C.Y. (2002) Il Nuovo Cimento B, 117B, 177.

[2] Chen, C.Y. arXiv: 0812.4343 [physics.gen-ph]; cond-mat/0608712, 0504497, 0412396; physics/0312043, 0311120, 0305006, 0010015, 0006033, 0006009, 9908062.

[3] Reif, F. (1965) Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York.

[4] Dorfman, F. (1999) An Introduction to Chaos in Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511628870