On a new derivation of the Navier-Stokes equation

Atsushi Inoue*, Tadahisa Funaki

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The Navier-Stokes equation is derived by 'adding' the effect of the Brownian motion to the Euler equation. This is an example suggesting the 'equation': 'Reversible phenomena' ⊕ 'Probability' = 'Irreversible phenomena'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1979 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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