Chapter 9. Physical Kinetics of Gases and Plasmas

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch9

Physics of Ionized Gases

Physics of Ionized Gases

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2001) Physical Kinetics of Gases and Plasmas, in Physics of Ionized Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch9

Author Information

  1. Russian Academy of Sciences

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471175940

Online ISBN: 9783527617708



  • Boltzmann kinetic equation;
  • macroscopic gas equations;
  • equation of state;
  • collision integral;
  • electron equilibrium


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Boltzmann Kinetic Equation

  • Macroscopic Gas Equations

  • Equation of State

  • Collision Integral

  • Macroscopic Equation for Ion Motion in a Gas

  • Collision Integral for Electrons in a Gas

  • Electrons in a Gas in an External Electric Field

  • Electron Equilibrium in a Gas

  • The Landau Collision Integral

  • Excitation of Atoms in a Plasma