On the Continuity of the Gaseous and Liquid States

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Courier Corporation, 2004 - Science - 297 pages
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This much-cited thesis by J. D. van der Waals, the recipient of the 1910 Nobel Prize in physics, is accompanied by an introductory essay by J. S. Rowlinson and another work by van der Waals on the theory of liquid mixtures. 1988 edition.
 

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Contents

The thesis of 1873
11
18731914
18
19141945
35
Van der Waals Redux
46
Conclusion
89
Title page
122
Derivation of the fundamental equation of the isotherm
129
Analytical expression for the molecular pressure
139
Applications of the isotherm
175
The value of K
209
Application to thermodynamics
220
Pressure of the saturated vapour
232
Conclusion
239
Some remarks on the form of the spinodal curve
276
Name Index
283
Subject Index
293

On the potential energy of a liquid
155
Influence of the extension of the molecule
168

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