The Kinetic Theory of Gases


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The Kinetic Theory of Gases
10113041011122The Kinetic Theory of GasesGases play an important role in many thermodynamic processes, and before investigating thermodynamics further, it is helpful to consider an ingenious way to understand the properties of gases. This idea, called the kinetic theory of gases, attempts to explain the macroscopic properties of a gas by examining the behavior of individual atoms or molecules making up the gas. At first this seems to be an overwhelming challenge, because the numbers of atoms involved are so large (there are more than 1027 atoms in a room). However, by using a statistical approach, we can predict with very high accuracy the c…
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Michael Browne: Schaum's Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science, Third Edition. The Kinetic Theory of Gases, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export