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Materials - Mechanics | An Introduction to the Boltzmann Equation and Transport Processes in Gases

An Introduction to the Boltzmann Equation and Transport Processes in Gases

Kremer, Gilberto M.

2010, 300p. 43 illus..

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  • Self-contained presentation allows readers to understand and learn methods used in the kinetic theory of gases
  • Useful for readers interested in the foundations of the Boltzmann equation
  • Introduction to the Boltzmann Equation and Transport Processes in Gases

This book deals with the classical kinetic theory of gases. Its aim is to present the basic principles of this theory within an elementary framework and from a more rigorous approach based on the Boltzmann equation. The subjects are presented in a self-contained manner such that the readers can understand and learn some methods used in the kinetic theory of gases in order to investigate the Boltzmann equation.

It is expected that this book could be useful as a textbook for students and researchers who are interested in the principles of the Boltzmann equation and in the methods used in the kinetic theory of gases.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Boltzmann equation - Non-Equilibrium Effects - Reactive Systems - Transport Theory - reactive system

Related subjects » Applications - Classical Continuum Physics - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics

Table of contents 

Basic Principles of the Kinetic Theory.- The Boltzmann Equation.- The Chapman-Enskog Method.- Moment Methods.- Polyatomic Gases.- Dense Gases.- Granular Gases.- Mixtures of Monatomic Gases.- Chemically Reacting Gas Mixtures.

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