A simple model for Brownian motion leading to the Langevin equation

B.G. de Grooth

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A simple one-dimensional model is presented for the motion of a Brownian particle. It is shown how the collisions between a Brownian particle and its surrounding molecules lead to the Langevin equation, the power spectrum of the stochastic force, and the equipartition of kinetic energy.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1248-1252
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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