Chapter 5. Kinetic Theory of Mobility and Diffusion: Section 5.3

  1. Edward A. Mason1 and
  2. Earl W. McDaniel2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602852.ch5b

Transport Properties of Ions in Gases

Transport Properties of Ions in Gases

How to Cite

Mason, E. A. and McDaniel, E. W. (1988) Kinetic Theory of Mobility and Diffusion: Section 5.3, in Transport Properties of Ions in Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602852.ch5b

Author Information

  1. 1

    Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA

  2. 2

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471883852

Online ISBN: 9783527602858

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Keywords:

  • Boltzmann equation;
  • moment methods

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Accurate Kinetic Theory: Solution of the Boltzmann Equation by Moment Methods

    • A Background

    • B Moment Equations

    • C Choice of Basis Functions

    • D Summary of Basis Functions Used

      • One-Temperature Theory

      • Two-Temperature Theory

      • Three-Temperature Theory

      • Spherical Harmonic Expansion

        • a. Two-Term Approximation (Electrons)

        • b. Special Functions

      • Bimodal Expansion

    • E Comments on Computations

    • F Relation to Elementary Theories

    • G Historical Notes on Moment Methods and Multitemperature Theories

    • H Final Remark on Moment Methods

  • References