The boltzmann equation is a renormalization group equation

O. Pashko, Yoshitsugu Oono

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It is known that renormalization group (RG) approaches to partial differential equations give reduced equations, e.g., amplitude equations, as renormalization group equations. Therefore, equations governing slow or global behaviors ought to be derived RG-theoretically. Kinetic equations are slow motion equations from the microscopic dynamics point of view. We demonstrate that kinetic equations are RG equations as expected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-561
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 10 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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