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Basic Concepts for Simple and Complex Liquids

Basic Concepts for Simple and Complex Liquids

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  • Date Published: April 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521789530

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  • Presenting a unified approach, this book focuses on the theoretical concepts and methods necessary for understanding the physics and chemistry of the fluid state. Important ideas are presented concisely and illustrated with examples from simple molecular liquids and more complex soft condensed matter systems such as polymers, colloids, and liquid crystals.

    • Jean-Pierre Hansen is the well known author of the classic book on liquids - Theory of Simple Liquids, 2nd edition
    • Deals with the physics and chemistry of a wide range of complex liquids
    • Will be of interest to physicists, chemists, chemical engineers and material scientists
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    "a concise, very well-written textbook by two experts in the field, should help fill this gap in the physics curriculum..."A wealth of material is covered in fewer than 300 pages. This textbook is the only one that I know of that succinctly tackles such a diverse set of topics and attempts to find common viewpoints and theoretical approximations...I enjoyed reading asic Concepts for Simple and Complex Liquids and have used it in my own research group to introduce students to new research areas and ideas. the authors should be commended for an impressive pedagogical achievement." Physics Today

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521789530
    • length: 310 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 57 b/w illus. 1 table 27 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. An introduction to liquid matter
    Part I. Thermodynamics, Structure and Fluctuations:
    2. A reminder of thermodynamics
    3. Equilibrium fluctuations
    Part II. Phase Transitions:
    4. Mean field approaches
    5. Critical fluctuations and scaling
    Part III. Interfaces and Inhomogeneous Fluids:
    6. Macroscopic description of interfaces
    7. The density functional approach
    8. Curvature and fluctuations
    Part IV. Dynamics:
    9. Phenomenological description of transport processes
    10. Brownian motion, diffusion and the Langevin equation
    11. Response and correlation functions
    12. Slow relaxations.

  • Authors

    Jean-Louis Barrat, Université Lyon I

    Jean-Pierre Hansen, University of Cambridge

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