Kinetic theory of gases

In science, kinetic theory of gases, oft-cited as “kinetic theory”, but not to be confused with the "kinetic theory of billiard balls" (see: billiard ball model), refers to []

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The history of atomism goes back to the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, but the history of the ‘kinetic theory of gases’ does not really begin until the 17th century when Torricelli, Pascal, and Boyle first established the physical nature of air.”
Stephen Brush (2003), Kinetic Theory of Gases (pg. 1) [1]

“It was Wallis, Wren, and Christiaan Huygens, who—in response to a request from the Royal Society in 1668—independently formulated the law of impacts. These laws are the basis of the kinetic theory of ‘billiard balls’ (see: Billiard ball model), atoms represented as [in-] elastic spheres.”
Stephen Brush (2003), Kinetic Theory of Gases (pg. 3) [1]

1. Brush, Stephen. (2003). Kinetic Theory of Gases: an Anthology of Classic Papers with Historical Commentary, Volume One (editor: Nancy Hall) (pg. 1). Imperial College Press.

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