The Dynamical Theory of Gases and of Radiation

  title={The Dynamical Theory of Gases and of Radiation},
  • Rayleigh
  • Nature
  • I AM glad to have elicited the very clear statement of his view which Mr. Jeans gives in NATURE of April 27. In general outline it corresponds pretty closely with that expressed by O. Reynolds in a British Association discussion at Aberdeen (NATURE, vol. xxxii. p. 534, 1885). The various modes of molecular motion are divided into two sharply separated groups. Within one group including the translatory modes, equipartition of energy is supposed to establish itself within a small fraction of a… CONTINUE READING