Kinetic & Related Models
June 2017 , Volume 10 , Issue 2
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We study the Boltzmann equation near a global Maxwellian in the case of bounded domains. We consider the boundary conditions to be either specular reflections or Maxwellian diffusion. Starting from the reference work of Guo  in
Starting from kinetic models of cold magnetized collisionless plasmas, we provide a complete description of the characteristic variety sustaining electromagnetic wave propagation. As in [
In this paper we present a kinetic model with evolutive stochastic game-type interactions, analyzing the relationship between the level of political competition in a society and the degree of economic liberalization. The above issue regards the complex interactions between economy and institutional policies intended to introduce technological innovations in a society, where technological innovations are intended in a broad sense comprehending reforms critical to production [
We consider a non reactive multi component gas mixture.We propose a class of models, which can be easily generalized to multiple species. The two species mixture is modelled by a system of kinetic BGK equations featuring two interaction terms to account for momentum and energy transfer between the species. We prove consistency of our model: conservation properties, positivity of the solutions for the space homogeneous case, positivity of all temperatures, H-theorem and convergence to a global equilibrium in the space homogeneous case in the form of a global Maxwell distribution. Thus, we are able to derive the usual macroscopic conservation laws. In particular, by considering a mixture composed of ions and electrons, we derive the macroscopic equations of ideal MHD from our model.
In this paper we consider a Vlasov or collisionless Boltzmann equation describing the dynamics of planetary rings. We propose a simple physical model, where the particles of the rings move under the gravitational Newtonian potential of two primary bodies. We neglect the gravitational forces between the particles. We use a perturbative technique, which allows to find explicit solutions at the first order and approximate solutions at the second order, by solving a set of two linear ordinary differential equations.
Recent biological studies draw attention to the question of variability between cells. We refer to the study of Kiviet et al. published in 2014 [
We consider the modified simple reacting spheres (MSRS) kinetic model that, in addition to the conservation of energy and momentum, also preserves the angular momentum in the collisional processes. In contrast to the line-of-center models or chemical reactive models considered in [
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