Flow of a Rarefied Gas past an Axisymmetric Body. II. Case of a Sphere

@article{Cercignani1968FlowOA,
  title={Flow of a Rarefied Gas past an Axisymmetric Body. II. Case of a Sphere},
  author={C. Cercignani and C. Pagani and P. Bassanini},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
  year={1968},
  volume={11},
  pages={1399-1403}
}
The drag exerted by the flow on a sphere is explicitly calculated by using the relation between the drag and a certain functional. A comparison of the results with the experimental data of Millikan gives excellent agreement. 

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Rarefied Gas Dynamics