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On the Boltzmann-Jeans conjecture for a classical "freezing" of fast degrees of freedom

Benettin, Giancarlo (1992) On the Boltzmann-Jeans conjecture for a classical "freezing" of fast degrees of freedom. Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Classe di Scienze FF. MM. NN., LXX . pp. 147-167.

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Abstract

At the turn of the century, before quantum mechanics, Boltzmann and Jeans proposed a purely classical interpretation of the lack of energy equipartion with the high-frequency degrees of freedom, for example the "freezing" of the internal vibrational degree of freedom in diatomic gases (at ordinary temperatures), or the lack of the ultraviolet catastrophe in a radiant cavity. This old conjecture is revisited in the light of some recent results, both numerical and analytical, in dynamical systems theory (classical perturbation theory; theory of adiabatic invariants).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali > 1992 > Supplemento 1
M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche > 1992 > Supplemento 1
M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche > 1992 > Supplemento 1
M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Lettere, Filosofia e belle Arti > 1992 > Supplemento 1
Depositing User: Dr A F
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 10:51
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 10:51
URI: http://cab.unime.it/mus/id/eprint/789

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