By Andrés Santos
This brief primer deals non-specialist readers a concise, yet
comprehensive creation to the sphere of classical fluids – supplying both
fundamental details and a couple of chosen issues to bridge the gap
between the fundamentals and ongoing research.
In specific, hard-sphere structures symbolize a favourite playground in
statistical mechanics, either out and in of equilibrium, as they signify the
simplest types of many-body platforms of interacting debris, and at higher
temperature and densities they've got confirmed to be very beneficial as reference
systems for actual fluids. additionally, their usefulness within the realm of soft
condensed topic has turn into more and more recognized – for example, the
effective interplay between (sterically stabilized) colloidal debris can be
to nearly completely fit the hard-sphere model.
These lecture notes current a short, self-contained evaluation of
equilibrium statistical mechanics of classical fluids, with special
applications to either the structural and thermodynamic houses of systems
made of debris interacting through the hard-sphere power or heavily related
model potentials. particularly it addresses the precise statistical-mechanical
properties of one-dimensional structures, the problem of thermodynamic
(in)consistency between various routes within the context of a number of approximate
theories, and the development of analytical or semi-analytical approximations
for the structural properties.
Written pedagogically on the graduate point, with many figures, tables,
photographs, and guided end-of-chapter workouts, this introductory text
benefits scholars and novices to the sphere alike.
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A Concise Course on the Theory of Classical Liquids: Basics and Selected Topics (Lecture Notes in Physics) by Andrés Santos