A nonlinear Boltzmann equation in transport theory

C. V. Pao
1974 Transactions of the American Mathematical Society  
The method of successive approximations is used to show the existence of a unique solution to a model of a nonlinear Boltzmann equation under the homogeneous boundary and typical initial conditions. An explicit formula in terms of the prescribed functions for the calculation of an approximate solution and its error estimate are given. This formula reveals an interesting analogy between the initial-boundary value problem of the Boltzmann equation and the Cauchy problem for ordinary differential
more » ... inary differential equations. Numerical results for approximate solutions of the problem can be computed by using a computer. The linear Boltzmann equation is considered as a special case and a similar formula for the calculation of approximate solutions is included.
doi:10.1090/s0002-9947-1974-0347294-8 fatcat:6mngpjnj4jbmnic76ziomgzary