Maxwellian equilibrium

Maxwellian equilibrium

[mak‚swel·ē·ən ‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm]
(statistical mechanics)
Thermal equilibrium of a gas, or of some group of particles, in which the velocity distribution of the particles is the Maxwell distribution corresponding to the temperature of the object with which they are in equilibrium.
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Another classical property of the Fokker-Planck operator is the relaxation towards a Maxwellian equilibrium.
We expect that averaging the collision operator will lead to a similar operator, satisfying the usual physical properties : particle, momentum, energy conservations and the relaxation towards a local Maxwellian equilibrium.
We establish the particle, momentum, energy conservations and the relaxation towards a local Maxwellian equilibrium.