Description 
1 online resource (xiii, 229 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Lecture notes in physics, 00758450 ; 675 

Lecture notes in physics ; 675

Contents 
Simple models for polymeric and anisotropic liquids  Dumbbell model for dilute and semidilute solutions  Chain model for dilute solutions  Chain model for concentrated solutions and melts  Chain models for transient and semiflexible structures  Primitive path models  Elongated particle models  Connection between different levels of description  Equilibrium statistics : Monte Carlo methods  Irreducible and isotropic Cartesian tensors  Nonequilibrium dynamics of anisotropic fluids  Simple simulation algorithms and sample applications 
Summary 
"Models should be as simple as possible, but no simpler. For the physics of polymeric liquids, whose relevant lengths and time scales are out of reach for first principles calculations, this means that we have to choose a minimum set of sufficiently detailed descriptions such as architecture (linear, ring, branched), connectivity, semiflexibility, stretchability, excluded volume, and hydrodynamic interaction. These 'universal' fluids allow the prediction of material properties under external flow or electrodynamic fields, the results being expressed in terms of reference units, specific for any particular chosen material. This book provides an introduction to the kinetic theory and computer simulation methods needed to handle these models and to interpret the results. Also included are a number of sample applications and computer codes."Jacket 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205215) and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Polymer solutions  Mathematical models.


Crystalline polymers  Mathematical models.

Form 
Electronic book

LC no. 
2005930477 
ISBN 
9783540315193 

3540315195 

(hbk.) 

(hbk.) 
