9780387966373-0387966374-The Boltzmann Equation and Its Applications (Applied Mathematical Sciences (67))

The Boltzmann Equation and Its Applications (Applied Mathematical Sciences (67))

ISBN-13: 9780387966373
ISBN-10: 0387966374
Author: Cercignani, Carlo
Publication date: 1988
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 455 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780387966373
ISBN-10: 0387966374
Author: Cercignani, Carlo
Publication date: 1988
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 455 pages

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Acknowledged authors Cercignani, Carlo wrote The Boltzmann Equation and Its Applications (Applied Mathematical Sciences (67)) comprising 455 pages back in 1988. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0387966374 and 9780387966373. Since then The Boltzmann Equation and Its Applications (Applied Mathematical Sciences (67)) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Statistical mechanics may be naturally divided into two branches, one dealing with equilibrium systems, the other with nonequilibrium systems. The equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems are defined in principle by suitable averages in well-defined Gibbs's ensembles. This provides a frame work for both qualitative understanding and quantitative approximations to equilibrium behaviour. Nonequilibrium phenomena are much less understood at the present time. A notable exception is offered by the case of dilute gases. Here a basic equation was established by Ludwig Boltzmann in 1872. The Boltzmann equation still forms the basis for the kinetic theory of gases and has proved fruitful not only for a study of the classical gases Boltzmann had in mind but also, properly generalized, for studying electron transport in solids and plasmas, neutron transport in nuclear reactors, phonon transport in superfluids, and radiative transfer in planetary and stellar atmospheres. Research in both the new fields and the old one has undergone a considerable advance in the last thirty years.

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