Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics

An Introduction to the Boltzmann Equation and Transport Processes in Gases

Authors: Kremer, Gilberto M.

  • 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
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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.

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“Kremer has written a book with a focus on engineering perspectives and applications of the nonlinear Boltzmann equation, well suited for an advanced course. … this book is very well suited as a graduate introduction to the Boltzmann equation and its variants. It is also a good reference for those who wish to apply kinetic theory to, say, chemically reacting gases, or who are looking for a good way to comprehend standard closure procedures for the macroscopic balance equations, like Chapman–Enskog or moment methods.”­­­ (Reinhard Illner, SIAM Review, Vol. 53 (4), 2011)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Basic Principles of the Kinetic Theory

    Kremer, Gilberto Medeiros

    Pages 1-35

  • The Boltzmann Equation

    Kremer, Gilberto Medeiros

    Pages 37-80

  • The Chapman-Enskog Method

    Kremer, Gilberto Medeiros

    Pages 81-107

  • Moment Methods

    Kremer, Gilberto Medeiros

    Pages 109-132

  • Polyatomic Gases

    Kremer, Gilberto Medeiros

    Pages 133-164

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eBook $129.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-11695-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to the Boltzmann Equation and Transport Processes in Gases
Authors
Series Title
Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11696-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11696-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-11695-7
Series ISSN
1860-6245
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
Topics