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Quantized Vortices in Helium II : Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture - Russell J. Donnelly

Quantized Vortices in Helium II

Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2005
ISBN: 9780521324007
Number Of Pages: 368

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This book discusses the properties of quantized vortex lines in superfluid helium-4 in the light of research on vortices in modern fluid mechanics, and gives the first comprehensive treatment of the problem. The author begins with a review of the knowledge of classical fluid dynamics which is relevant to the main topics of the book. This is followed by a presentation of basic material on helium II and quantized vortices. The following chapters deal with various different aspects of the subject, and the book concludes with substantial introductions to two currently active topics, namely superfluid turbulence and the nucleation of quantized vortices. Both quantum tunnelling and thermal activation nucleation processes are also discussed, including the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in thin films. The author's comprehensive approach will make this book invaluable for students taking advanced undergraduate or graduate courses, and for all those involved in research on classical and quantum vortices.

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"Expect no better book on the subject this century." Physics Today "...a fine book and a strong contribution to Cambridge University Press's new series in low-temperature physics. It is an important addition to the literature of liquid helium and certainly required and valuable reading for anyone interested in vorticity in superfluid helium." Robert Hallock, Physics Today

Preface
Background on classical vortices
Background on liquid helium II
Vortex dynamics and mutual friction
The structure of quantized vortices
Vortex arrays
Vortex waves
Quantum turbulence
Nucleation of quantized vortices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521324007
ISBN-10: 0521324009
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 31st December 2005
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.71

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