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Boltzmann equation solved

posted by Aaron Cohen   May 17, 2010

I don’t know what it means, but I always get excited when a longstanding equation is solved. It’s as if another puzzle piece of how the world works has been snapped into place… What, too sappy?

Pennsylvania mathematicians have found solutions to a 140-year-old, 7-dimensional equation that were not known to exist for more than a century despite its widespread use in modeling the behavior of gases.