Physics & Astronomy ETDs

Publication Date

6-1-1963

Abstract

The presence of long range forces and of various types of boundary conditions may be expected to cause deviations from the well known Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity distribution, resulting in a spatially dependent velocity distribution. One possible method for obtaining a theoretical spatially dependent velocity distribution is to attempt an approximate solution for Liouville's equation. This is done in this thesis. The effects of a long range repulsive force inversely proportional to the interparticle separation as well as the effects of three types of wall boundary conditions upon the velocity distributions of a one-dimensional set of ordered particles have also been investigated experimentally.

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Physics & Astronomy

First Committee Member (Chair)

C.P. Leamint

Second Committee Member

None

Third Committee Member

Marvin Rich

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

Share

COinS