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Linearization for the Boltzmann equation

Author: F. Alberto Grünbaum
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 165 (1972), 425-449
MSC: Primary 82.45
MathSciNet review: 0295718
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Abstract: In this paper we compare the nonlinear Boltzmann equation appearing in the kinetic theory of gases, with its linearized version. We exhibit an intertwining operator for the two semigroups involved. We do not assume from the reader any familiarity with Boltzmann's equation but rather start from scratch.

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Keywords: Boltzmann equation, spatially homogeneous case, nonlinear equation, linearized version, intertwining operator, eigenvalue inequalities
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