classical conductivity theory

classical conductivity theory

[′klas·ə·kəl ‚kän·dək′tiv·əd·ē ′thē·ə·rē]
(statistical mechanics)
A theory which treats the system of electrons in a metal as a gas and uses the Boltzmann transport equation to calculate conductivity. Also known as Lorentz conductivity theory.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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