As per maxwells distribution law the molecule of gas will have speed across zero to infinity with some probability function. I want to know that why the speed above speed of light is possible (i know that its probability will be very less i mean really less, but it would be non zero.). Doesn’t it violet Special theory of relativity?


marked as duplicate by John Rennie special-relativity Jul 9 at 9:41

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi Avinash. See the question I've linked. The Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution is an approximation that applies only for non-relativistic speeds. The relativistic version is the Maxwell-Jüttner distribution. $\endgroup$ – John Rennie Jul 9 at 9:43
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks sir. I got it. $\endgroup$ – Avinash Tiwary Jul 9 at 18:22