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On the value of Δn0m/nm, when m and n are very large


I had occasion, lately, to consider the following question connected with the Kinetic Theory of Gases:—

Given that there are 3.1020 particles in a cubic inch of air, and that each has on the average 1010 collisions per second; after what period of time is it even betting that any specified particle shall have collided, once at least, with each of the others?

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Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
  • ISSN: 0013-0915
  • EISSN: 1464-3839
  • URL: /core/journals/proceedings-of-the-edinburgh-mathematical-society
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