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Variational Theories for Liquid Crystals : Applied Mathematics - E. G. Virga

Variational Theories for Liquid Crystals

Applied Mathematics

Hardcover Published: 15th May 1995
ISBN: 9780412398803
Number Of Pages: 376
For Ages: Up to 18 years old

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Essentially there are two variational theories of liquid crystals explained in this book. The theory put forward by Zocher, Oseen and Frank is classical, while that proposed by Ericksen is newer in its mathematical formulation although it has been postulated in the physical literature for the past two decades. The newer theory provides a better explanation of defects in liquid crystals, especially of those concentrated on lines and surfaces, which escape the scope of the classical theory. The book opens the way to the wealth of applications that will follow.

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"This book is a comprehensive and essentially self-contained presentation of the mathematical models which are curretly used in the description of liquid crystals." -Meccanic a

Preface
Acknowledgements
Physical backgroundp. 1
Mathematical preliminariesp. 44
The classical theoryp. 106
Instabilitiesp. 173
Dropsp. 244
The new theoryp. 307
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9780412398803
ISBN-10: 041239880X
Series: Applied Mathematics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: Up to 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 15th May 1995
Publisher: CHAPMAN & HALL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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