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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Brownian Motion

Elements of Colloid Dynamics

Authors: Philipse, Albert P.

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  • A compact primer for the study of Brownian motion of colloidal particles
  • Illustrates the basic physical and chemical principles and the dynamics of colloidal solutions in a clear and didactic way
  • Enriched with exercises of variable level of difficulty and addressing different settings
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About this Textbook

This textbook is an introduction to the Brownian motion of colloids and nano-particles, and the diffusion of molecules.

 One very appealing aspect of Brownian motion, as this book illustrates, is that the subject connects a broad variety of topics, including thermal physics, hydrodynamics, reaction kinetics, fluctuation phenomena, statistical thermodynamics, osmosis and colloid science.

 The book is based on a set of lecture notes that the authors used for an undergraduate course at the University of Utrecht, Netherland. It aims to provide more than a simplified qualitative description of the subject, without getting bogged down in difficult mathematics.

Each chapter contains exercises, ranging from straightforward ones to more involved problems, addressing instances from (thermal motion in) chemistry, physics and life sciences. Exercises also deal with derivations or calculations that are skipped in the main text.

The book offers a treatment of Brownian motion on a level appropriate for bachelor/undergraduate students of physics, chemistry, soft matter and the life sciences. PhD students attending courses and doing research in colloid science or soft matter will also benefit from this book.



About the authors

Albert P. Philipse (1956) studied chemistry and philosophy at Utrecht University and achieved his PhD (1987) in colloid science, with a thesis on light scattering from concentrated dispersions of charged silica spheres. At the Energy Research Center (ECN, The Netherlands), he lead projects on colloidal processing of technical ceramics and inorganic foams. In 1991 he joined the Van’ t Hoff Laboratory for Physical and Colloid Chemistry at Utrecht University where he is full professor of Physical Chemistry since 1994. Albert’s main research interests are the chemical synthesis, thermodynamics and physical transport properties of dispersions of charged, magnetic and non-spherical  colloids.

Albert was Director of Chemical Education in 2006-2009 and is since 2016 Director of the master program Nano-Materials Science of Utrecht University. He teaches physical chemistry, thermodynamics and colloid science on bachelor, master and PhD level. He also has a teaching assignment in history of chemistry, and delivers guest lectures in primary and secondary schools. In addition to colloid science, Albert’s enthusiasms include music, travelling, cooking, and Ancient Greek.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98053-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98052-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07444-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brownian Motion
Book Subtitle
Elements of Colloid Dynamics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98053-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98053-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98052-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07444-9
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 178
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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