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On the Initial Boundary-Value Problem in the Kinetic Theory of Hard Particles II: Non-uniqueness

  title={On the Initial Boundary-Value Problem in the Kinetic Theory of Hard Particles II: Non-uniqueness},
  author={Mark Wilkinson},
  journal={arXiv: Classical Analysis and ODEs},
  • Mark Wilkinson
  • Published 11 May 2018
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Classical Analysis and ODEs
In the first of two papers, we study the initial boundary-value problem that underlies the theory of the Boltzmann equation for general non-spherical hard particles. In this work, for two congruent ellipses and for a large class of associated boundary conditions, we identify initial conditions for which there do not exist local-in-time weak solutions of Newton's equations of motion. To our knowledge, this is the first time the necessity of rolling in the energy-conserving dynamics of strictly… 
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