Accession Number:

AD0618499

Title:

DIFFUSION WITH 'COLLISIONS' BETWEEN PARTICLES,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Two or more particles diffuse on the same line. Each moves independently of the others according to the Brownian movement Wiener process except when collisions occur. An assumption is made about what happens at collisions. It is shown that if initially the particles are sprinkled on the line according to a Poisson process with rate 1, then the displacement of a single particle, for large time, has approximately a Gaussian distribution with standard deviation 2tpi to the 14 power, rather than t to the 12 power as in the case of an unimpeded particle. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE