IV. On the dynamical theory of gases

  title={IV. On the dynamical theory of gases},
  author={James Clerk Maxwell},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={49 - 88}
  • J. Maxwell
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Theories of the constitution of bodies suppose them either to be continuous and homogeneous, or to be composed of a finite number of distinct particles or molecules. In certain applications of mathematics to physical questions, it is convenient to suppose bodies homogeneous in order to make the quantity of matter in each differential element a function of the coordinates, but I am not aware that any theory of this kind has been proposed to account for the different properties of bodies. Indeed… 
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