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A fast spectral method for the Boltzmann collision operator with general collision kernels

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A fast spectral method for the Boltzmann collision operator with general collision kernels

A simple, fast spectral method for the Boltzmann collision operator with general collision kernels has been proposed. Unlike previous methods, the new method can apply to arbitrary collision kernels including angularly dependent models. (9/2016)

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