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A kinetic equation for granular media. (English) Zbl 0888.73006
Summary: We introduce and analyze a kinetic equation for a system of particles in one dimension performing inelastic collisions. Such a system has been proposed as a microscopic model for granular media.

MSC:
74A99 Generalities, axiomatics, foundations of continuum mechanics of solids
82B21 Continuum models (systems of particles, etc.) arising in equilibrium statistical mechanics
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