kinetic theory of gases

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Noun1.kinetic theory of gases - (physics) a theory that gases consist of small particles in random motion
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
kinetic theory of heat - a theory that the temperature of a body increases when kinetic energy increases
References in classic literature ?
Boyle's law and the rest had to be discovered before the kinetic theory of gases became possible.
Another point causing difficulties is the so called 'vehicular chaos' that is an analogue to 'molecular chaos' used in the kinetic theory of gases.
Stefan explored many areas in hydrodynamics, optics, acoustics, electricity, magnetism and the kinetic theory of gases.