Volume 37, Number 2, March/April 2003
|Page(s)||345 - 355|
|Published online||15 November 2003|
Characterization of collision kernels
École Normale Supérieure de Cachan,
Centre de Mathématiques et leurs Applications,
61 Avenue du Président Wilson,
94235 Cachan, France. firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Università degli Studi di Pavia, Dipartimento di Matematica, Via Ferrata, 1, 27100 , Italy. email@example.com.
Revised: 7 January 2003
In this paper we show how abstract physical requirements are enough to characterize the classical collision kernels appearing in kinetic equations. In particular Boltzmann and Landau kernels are derived.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 76P05
Key words: Boltzmann / Landau / collision kernels.
© EDP Sciences, SMAI, 2003
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