Time-displaced conditional distribution functions are calculated for an infinite, one-dimensional mixture of equal-mass hard rods of different diameters. The kinetic equation that describes the time dependence of the one-particle total distribution function is found to be non-Markovian, in contrast with the situation in systems of identical rods. The correlation function does not contain any isolated damped oscillation, except for systems of equal-diameter rods with discrete velocities. Thus, we generalize the one-component results of Lebowitz, Perçus, and Sykes, removing some nontypical features of that system.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics