An Introduction to the Liquid State by P. A. Egelstaff

An Introduction to the Liquid State

byP. A. Egelstaff

Paperback | July 1, 1995

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This is a completely revised edition of a book originally published 25 years ago. While the general content, layout, and style of this edition follows that of the original, the second edition reflects the enormous expansion of theoretical and experimental research that has taken place overthe past quarter of a century. The book, now available in paperback, is an introductory rather than a specialist work aimed at first year-graduate students of physics and is accessible to those who have taken undergraduate courses in mathematics and statistical thermodynamics. Each chapter ends with a short set of referencesfor further reading, and exercises are provided for the reader. This volume covers the more basic parts of this vast topic, while preserving a balance between different areas. The author breaks the subject down by liquid state topic rather than by class of liquid, so that all classes of liquids fall under each topic. The author takes an atomic or molecularview of liquids, concentrating on the pair distribution and pair potential functions, illustrating how properties can be calculated from first principles and compared with experimental results. The experimental techniques used involve scattering both for equilibrium and dynamic measurements.

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P. A. Egelstaff is at University of Guelph.

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Title:An Introduction to the Liquid StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:406 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:July 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198517505

ISBN - 13:9780198517504

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Table of Contents

Preface to 1st editionPreface to 2nd editionGeneral list of symbols1. General Properties of Liquids2. Distribution Functions and Their Properties3. Measurement of Distribution Functions4. Summary of Interatomic and Intermolecular Interactions5. The Pair Theory of Liquids - Equilibrium Properties6. Computer Simulations and Perturbation Theory7. Discussion of Equilibrium Properties on the Pair Theory8. Effects Beyond the Classical Pair Theory of Liquids9. Space and Time Dependent Distribution Functions10. Properties and Models of the Dynamic Structure11. Diffusion and single Particle Motion12. The Velocity Correlation Function13. Phenomenological Treatments of Transport Coefficients14. Collective Modes of Motion at Low Frequencies15. Collective Modes of Motion at High Frequencies16. Liquid Dynamics on the Microscopic ScaleAppendixExercisesIndex

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'it is a wonderful book written with the view that the materials can be effectively given to an advanced class on that subject'F. Guillon, University of Ottawa, Physics in Canada, Vol. 49, No. 4, July 1993