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
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Boyle's law and the rest had to be discovered before the kinetic theory of gases became possible.
By analogy with the kinetic theory of gases, this is an intermediate level of description between the microscale (individual-based models) and the macroscale (parabolic reaction-transport-diffusion equations).
I found, while teaching mechanics of continuous media, elasticity, and fluid dynamics, my students listened eagerly as I told them something about atomic structure of the materials and kinetic theory of gases.
Coverage begins with gas laws, kinetic theory of gases, and the laws of thermodynamics, and concludes with photochemistry, intermolecular forces, the solid state, the liquid state, and statistical thermodynamics.
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.
Typical gas velocities are around 1000 m/s and one can calculate from the kinetic theory of gases, assuming ideal gas laws to hold, that [10.