Boltzmann

[ bawlts-mahn; English bohlts-muhn ]
/ ˈbɔltsˌmɑn; English ˈboʊlts mən /

noun

Ludwig [lood-vikh, loot-], /ˈlud vɪx, ˈlut-/, 1844–1906, Austrian physicist.

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British Dictionary definitions for Boltzmann

Boltzmann
/ (German ˈbɔltsman) /

noun

Ludwig (ˈluːtvɪç). 1844–1906, Austrian physicist. He established the principle of the equipartition of energy and developed the kinetic theory of gases with J. C. Maxwell
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Scientific definitions for Boltzmann

Boltzmann
[ bôltsmän′ ]
Ludwig 1844-1906

Austrian physicist who developed statistical mechanics, the branch of physics that explains how the properties of atoms (such as mass and structure) determine the visible properties of matter (such as viscosity and heat conduction). Through his investigations of thermodynamics, Boltzmann developed numerous theories about the laws governing atomic motion and energy.
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