Chapter 1. The Equations of Gas Dynamics

  1. Prof Dr. L. C. Woods

Published Online: 24 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618064.ch1

Physics of Plasmas

Physics of Plasmas

How to Cite

Woods, L. C. (2003) The Equations of Gas Dynamics, in Physics of Plasmas, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618064.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford and Balliol College,

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527404612

Online ISBN: 9783527618064



  • friction forces;
  • collisional forces;
  • billiard-balls;
  • continuum;
  • ballistic system


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Molecular models and fluids

  • Macroscopic variables

  • Pressure

  • Macroscopic conservation laws

  • Introduction to kinetic theory