kinetic theory of gases


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Synonyms for kinetic theory of gases

(physics) a theory that gases consist of small particles in random motion

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Typical gas velocities are around 1000 m/s and one can calculate from the kinetic theory of gases, assuming ideal gas laws to hold, that [10.
After reviewing basic thermodynamic functions, two University of Pittsburgh professors delve into quantum theory, the Schrodinger equation, the quantized behavior of electrons in molecules, statistical mechanics, and the kinetic theory of gases.
The available alternative for Thomson was the kinetic theory of gases, but this was anathema to him.
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The kinetic theory of gases, for example, explains the behavior of gases by postulating that gases behave as if they were composed of small masses that behave according to the laws of mechanics.