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The Boltzmann-Grad limit for the Lorentz gas with a Poisson distribution of obstacles

In memory of Prof. Robert T. Glassey (1946-2020)

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  • In this note, we propose a slightly different proof of Gallavotti's theorem ["Statistical Mechanics: A Short Treatise", Springer, 1999, pp. 48-55] on the derivation of the linear Boltzmann equation for the Lorentz gas with a Poisson distribution of obstacles in the Boltzmann-Grad limit.

    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 82C40, 35Q20, 82C70; Secondary: 60K35, 60G55.


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