# Definitions for thermal velocityther·mal veloc·i·ty

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1. Thermal velocity

Thermal velocity or thermal speed is a typical velocity of the thermal motion of particles that make up a gas, liquid, etc. Thus, indirectly, thermal velocity is a measure of temperature. Technically speaking, it is a measure of the width of the peak in the Maxwell–Boltzmann particle velocity distribution. Note that in the strictest sense thermal velocity is not a velocity, since velocity usually describes a vector rather than simply a scalar speed. Since the thermal velocity is only a "typical" velocity, a number of different definitions can be and are used. Taking k B {\displaystyle k_{\text{B}}} to be the Boltzmann constant, T {\displaystyle T} the absolute temperature, and m {\displaystyle m} the mass of a particle, we can write the different thermal velocities:

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1. Thermal velocity

The thermal velocity or thermal speed is a typical velocity of the thermal motion of particles which make up a gas, liquid, etc. Thus, indirectly, thermal velocity is a measure of temperature. Technically speaking it is a measure of the width of the peak in the Maxwell–Boltzmann particle velocity distribution. Note that in the strictest sense thermal velocity is not a velocity, since velocity usually describes a vector rather than simply a scalar speed. Since the thermal velocity is only a "typical" velocity, a number of different definitions can be and are used. Taking to be the Boltzmann constant, is the temperature, and is the mass of a particle, then we can write the different thermal velocities:

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1. thermal velocity

Thermal velocity or thermal speed is a typical velocity of the thermal motion of particles that make up a gas, liquid, etc. Thus, indirectly, thermal velocity is a measure of temperature

gaseous , liquids .

Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2021

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of thermal velocity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of thermal velocity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

## Translations for thermal velocity

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• termisk hastighed
• थर्मल वेग
• kecepatan termal
• வெப்ப வேகம்

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