eBook Theory of Simple Liquids, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012387033X
  • ISBN-13: 9780123870339
  • DDC: 530.42
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 636 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Comprehensive coverage of topics in the theory of classical liquids. Widely regarded as the standard text in its field, Theory of Simple Liquids gives an advanced account of liquid state theory in the unifying framework provided by classical statistical mechanics. The structure of this revised and updated Fourth Edition is similar to that of the previous one but there are significant shifts in emphasis and much new material has been added. Major changes and key features include: Expansion of existing sections on simulation methods, liquid-vapor coexistence, the hierarchical reference theory of criticality, and the dynamics of super-cooled liquids. New sections on binary fluid mixtures, surface tension, wetting, the asymptotic decay of pair correlations, fluids in porous media, the thermodynamics of glasses, and fluid flow at solid surfaces. An entirely new chapter on applications to "soft matter" of a combination of liquid state theory and coarse graining strategies, with sections on polymer solutions and polymer melts, colloidal dispersions, colloid-polymer mixtures, lyotropic liquid crystals, colloidal dynamics, and on clustering and gelation. Expansion of existing sections on simulation methods, liquid-vapor coexistence, the hierarchian reference of criticality, and the dynamics of super-cooled liquids. New sections on binary fluid mixtures, surface tension, wetting, the asymptotic decay of pair correlations, fluids in porous media, the thermodynamics of glasses, and fluid flow at solid surfaces. An entirely new chapter on applications to "soft matter" of a combination of liquid state theory and coarse graining strategies, with sections on polymer solutions and polymer melts, colloidal dispersions, colloid-polymer mixtures, lyotropic liquid crystals, colloidal dynamics, and on clustering and gelation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
Preface to the Third Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Introduction.
2: Statistical Mechanics.
3: Static Properties of Liquids: Thermodynamics and Structure.
4: Distribution Function Theories.
5: Perturbation Theory.
6: Inhomogeneous Fluids.
7: Time-dependent Correlation and Response Functions.
8: Hydrodynamics and Transport Coefficients.
9: Theories of Time Correlation Functions.
10: Ionic Liquids.
11: Molecular Liquids.
12: Applications to Soft Matter.
Appendix A: Fluctuations.
Appendix B: Two Theorems in Density Functional Theory.
Appendix C: Lemmas on Diagrams.
Appendix D: Solution of the PY Equation for Hard Spheres.
Appendix E: Scaled Particle Theory.
Appendix F: An Exact Integral Equation for ρ(1)(r).
Appendix G: Some Basic Properties of Polymers.
Appendix H: Density Profile of a Polymer Brush.
Index.