# Kinetic Theory of Gases

This module deals with the Kinetic Theory of Gases, and provides
the theoretical background and derivation of the Maxwell-Boltzmann
distribution of molecular speeds. The distributions, and fraction of
molecules that are faster than a particular speed are provided as
interactive graphs using Macromedia Shockwave for Director.

The Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution is derived in two different
ways and goes as far as dealing with integration of Gaussian
functions, including mathematical dervations of the recurrence
relationships, and treats the error function.

### Table of Contents

- Acknowledgments
- Introduction
- Assumptions
- Pressure Based On Kinetics
- The Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution Of Speeds
- Mean Free Path Length and Collision Frequency
- Example

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