A geometric lower bound on Grad's number

Alessio Figalli

ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations (2008)

  • Volume: 15, Issue: 3, page 569-575
  • ISSN: 1292-8119

Abstract

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In this note we provide a new geometric lower bound on the so-called Grad's number of a domain Ω in terms of how far Ω is from being axisymmetric. Such an estimate is important in the study of the trend to equilibrium for the Boltzmann equation for dilute gases.

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Figalli, Alessio. "A geometric lower bound on Grad's number." ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations 15.3 (2008): 569-575. <http://eudml.org/doc/90927>.

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