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Author(s): Paul R. Yoder
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Paper Abstract

Until relatively few years ago, random behavior in physical systems was thought to result either from quantum mechanical uncertainties or from simple complexity. The motion of atoms in a Maxwellian gas is an example of the latter process, which on a macro scale we describe only on a statistical basis. The mechanics of turbulent fluids had been another such subject: there were just too many degrees of freedom present to enable a meaningful solution of Navier-Strokes equation.

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Date Published: 1 September 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 26(9) 269964 doi: 10.1117/12.7974179
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 26, Issue 9
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Paul R. Yoder, Optical Engineering (United States)

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