Early kinetic theories of gases

@article{Truesdell1975EarlyKT,
  title={Early kinetic theories of gases},
  author={C. Truesdell},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  year={1975},
  volume={15},
  pages={1-66}
}
  • C. Truesdell
  • Published 1 March 1975
  • Physics
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
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