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Author Dorfman, J. Robert (Jay Robert), 1937- author.

Title Contemporary kinetic theory of matter / J.R. Dorfman, Henk van Beijeren, T.R. Kirkpatrick
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 631 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Boltzmann equation 1 : fundamentals -- The Boltzmann equation 2 : fluid dynamics -- Dilute gas mixtures -- The dilute Lorentz gas -- Basic tools -- Enskog theory : dense hard sphere systems -- The Boltzmann-Langevin equation -- Granular gases -- Quantum gases -- Cluster expansions -- Divergences and resummations -- Long time tails -- Non-equilibrium steady states -- What's next
Summary "Kinetic theory provides a microscopic description of many observable, macroscopic processes and has a wide range of important applications in physics, astronomy, chemistry, and engineering. This powerful, theoretical framework allows a quantitative treatment of many non-equilibrium phenomena such as transport processes in classical and quantum fluids. This book describes in detail the Boltzmann equation theory, obtained in both traditional and modern ways. Applications and generalizations describing non-equilibrium processes in a variety of systems are also covered, including dilute and moderately dense gases, particles in random media, hard sphere crystals, condensed Bose-Einstein gases, and granular materials. Fluctuation phenomena in non-equilibrium fluids, and related non-analyticities in the hydrodynamic equations are also discussed in some detail. A thorough examination of many topics concerning time dependent phenomena in material systems, this book describes both current knowledge as well as future directions of the field"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 09, 2021)
Subject Kinetic theory of matter.
Kinetic theory of matter.
Form Electronic book
Author Beijeren, H. van (Henk), author.
Kirkpatrick, T. R. (Theodore Ross), author.
LC no. 2021002393
ISBN 9781139025942