Meghnad SahaIn hmolscience, Meghnad Saha (1893-1956) was an Indian astrophysicist, an oft-cited early pioneer of the Indian school of econophysics, e.g. Anirban Chakraborti (2011), Kishore Dash (2014), etc., noted for []

In 1931, Saha, in his in his Treatise on Heat (see also: thermodynamics textbooks that include human thermodynamics), co-authored with B.N. Srivastava, explained the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution of molecular velocities according to kinetic theory in terms of the wealth distributions in society: [2]

Saha model (1931) 2

Indian econophysicist Anirban Chakraborti (2011) reports that Saha's model here shows that the “bulk of income distribution follows a Gibbs-like distribution”. [2]

Saha was an atheist.

1. (a) Saha, Meghnad and Srivastava, B.N. (1931). Treatise on Heat (pg. 105). The Indian Press, Itd.
(b) Saha, Meghnad and Srivastava, B.N. (1935). Treatise on Heat, Second Revised Edition (pg. 124). The Indian Press, Itd.
(c) Dash, Kishore. (2014). “Indian School of Econophysics”, work draft (Hmolpedia article) (pdf), Jan 30.
2. Chakraborti, Anirban. (2011). “Opinion formation in the Kinetic Exchange Models in France” (Ѻ), Galam SocioPhysics Conference, Paris.

External links
Meghnad Saha – Wikipedia.

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