A new derivation of two important one-dimensional time-dependent distributions for an infinite system of hard rods is presented. This derivation is simpler than previous derivations and it provides a direct physical interpretation of the individual terms in the final expressions. A new, more unusual distribution is also presented and discussed. Finally, an exact expression for the diffusion of a Brownian particle is obtained and compared with the exact expression for the self-diffusion coefficient.
- Brownian motion
- conditional self-distribution
- hard spheres