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question re a mass transport phenomenon
Posted:
May 18, 2014 5:33 PM


I was at a math seminar, discussing the Boltzman mass transport equation. There was a scaling factor, as a parameter, which varied 0...1, and the speaker said "a = 1, is the kinetic regime, while a = 0 is the diffusion regime." What does that mean? The point was to characterize the transition region in between.
Later, someone asked about "isotropizing vs. thermalizing" (or something like that). ??
 Rich



