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The Mathematical Theory of Non-uniform Gases : An Account of the Kinetic Theory of Viscosity, Thermal Conduction and Diffusion in Gases - Sydney Chapman

The Mathematical Theory of Non-uniform Gases

An Account of the Kinetic Theory of Viscosity, Thermal Conduction and Diffusion in Gases

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Published: 15th April 1991
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This classic book, now reissued in paperback, presents a detailed account of the mathematical theory of viscosity, thermal conduction and diffusion in non-uniform gases based on the solution of the Maxwell -- Boltzmann equations. The theory of Chapman and Enskog, describing work on dense gases, quantum theory of collisions and the theory of conduction and diffusion in ionized gases in the presence of electric and magnetic fields, is extended in the later chapters.

The third edition was first published in 1970 and included revisions to take account of extensions of the theory to fresh molecular models and of new methods used in discussing dense gases and plasmas. This reissue will therefore be of value to mathematicians, theoretical physicists and chemical engineers interested in gas-theory and its applications.

Cambridge Mathematical Library

Cambridge University Press has a long and honourable history of publishing in mathematics and counts many classics of the mathematical literature within its list. Some of these titles have been out of print for many years now and yet the methods which they espouse are still of considerable relevance today.

The Cambridge Mathematical Library will provide an inexpensive edition of these titles in a durable paperback format and at a price which will make the books attractive to individuals wishing to add them to their personal libraries. It is intended that certain volumes in the series will have forewords, written by leading experts in the subject, which will place the title in its historical and mathematical context.

Foreword
Introduction
Vectors and tensors
Properties of a gas: definitions and theorems
The equations of Boltzmann and Maxwell
Boltzmann's H-theorem and the Maxwellian velocity-distribution
The free path, the collision-frequency and persistence of velocities
Elementary theories of the transport phenomena
The non-uniform state for a simple gas
The non-uniform state for a binary gas-mixture
Viscosity, thermal conduction, and diffusion: general expressions
Viscosity, thermal conduction, and diffusion: theoretical formulae for special molecular models
Molecules with internal energy
Viscosity: comparison of theory with experiment
Thermal conductivity: comparison of theory with experiment
Diffusion: comparison of theory with experiment
The third approximation to the velocity-distribution function
Dense gases
Quantum theory and the transport phenomena
Multiple gas mixtures
Electromagnetic phenomena in ionized gases
Historical summary
Name index
Subject index
References to numerical data for particular gases (simple and mixed)
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ISBN: 9780521408448
ISBN-10: 052140844X
Series: Cambridge Mathematical Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 15th April 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.44  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 3