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An Introduction to the Liquid State : Oxford Series on Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter - P. A. Egelstaff

An Introduction to the Liquid State

Oxford Series on Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter

Paperback Published: 26th May 1994
ISBN: 9780198517504
Number Of Pages: 408

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This is a completely revised edition of a book originally published 25 years ago. While the general content, layout, and style of this edition follows that of the original, the second edition reflects the enormous expansion of theoretical and experimental research that has taken place over the past quarter of a century. The book, now available in paperback, is an introductory rather than a specialist work aimed at first year-graduate students of physics and is accessible to those who have taken undergraduate courses in mathematics and statistical thermodynamics. Each chapter ends with a short set of references for further reading, and exercises are provided for the reader. This volume covers the more basic parts of this vast topic, while preserving a balance between different areas. The author breaks the subject down by liquid state topic rather than by class of liquid, so that all classes of liquids fall under each topic. The author takes an atomic or molecular view of liquids, concentrating on the pair distribution and pair potential functions, illustrating how properties can be calculated from first principles and compared with experimental results. The experimental techniques used involve scattering both for equilibrium and dynamic measurements.

'it is a wonderful book written with the view that the materials can be effectively given to an advanced class on that subject. This simplifies greatly the work of the teacher! ... the discussion and derivations presented are explicit enough that a student reading the text on his own would be able to make the mathematical steps without extensive coaching, something which is rare in advanced topics books in general.' F. Guillon, University of Ottawa, Physics in Canada, July 1993, Vol. 49, NO. 4 'it is a wonderful book written with the view that the materials can be effectively given to an advanced class on that subject' F. Guillon, University of Ottawa, Physics in Canada, Vol. 49, No. 4, July 1993

Preface to 1st edition Preface to 2nd edition General list of symbols 1: General Properties of Liquids 2: Distribution Functions and Their Properties 3: Measurement of Distribution Functions 4: Summary of Interatomic and Intermolecular Interactions 5: The Pair Theory of Liquids - Equilibrium Properties 6: Computer Simulations and Perturbation Theory 7: Discussion of Equilibrium Properties on the Pair Theory 8: Effects Beyond the Classical Pair Theory of Liquids 9: Space and Time Dependent Distribution Functions 10: Properties and Models of the Dynamic Structure 11: Diffusion and single Particle Motion 12: The Velocity Correlation Function 13: Phenomenological Treatments of Transport Coefficients 14: Collective Modes of Motion at Low Frequencies 15: Collective Modes of Motion at High Frequencies 16: Liquid Dynamics on the Microscopic Scale Appendix Exercises Index

ISBN: 9780198517504
ISBN-10: 0198517505
Series: Oxford Series on Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 26th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.88  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised