Talk:Maxwell–Jüttner distribution

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Notes[edit]

This page was created from content that was originally at Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution. Like that article, it would be nice to have a Probability Distribution infobox. However there are two interesting distributions here:

  • Distribution in Lorentz factor (the distribution currently shown)
  • Distribution in speed (very interesting... particles pile up on a "velocity shell" at the speed of light" !)

Hopefully future edits can demonstrate both distributions. --Nanite (talk) 12:44, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Is the graph wrong?[edit]

I think the graph is wrong. Indeed, if I take Θ=1 and log(γ)=1.5, I get log(f(γ))~-2 and it is -10 in the graph (see http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=log%28%28x^2*sqrt%281-1%2Fx^2%29%2FK2%281%29%29*e^-x%29+for+x%3De^1.5)

2001:620:600:A800:BDDC:AF5D:2862:FCDB (talk) 15:35, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

The graph is correct in case anyone is concerned. It's just using log base 10 for both axes. (see http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=log10%28%28x^2*sqrt%281-1%2Fx^2%29%2FK2%281%29%29*e^-x%29+for+x%3D10^1) for example. That is if Θ=1, log10(γ)=1 is taken, we get log10(f(γ))≈-2.6, which roughly lines up on the graph. Katachresis (talk) 20:44, 25 April 2016 (UTC)