Transport Phenomena

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Clarendon Press, 1989 - Transport theory. - 431 pages
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This book introduces the concepts used to understand transport phenomena, which pervade all of physics. The focus is on the application of the statistical principles of kinetic theory to non-equilibrium situations, not only in the gas phase but also regarding plasmas, liquids, and solids. These powerful techniques are applied within the framework of the Boltzmann equation to a range of systems. The text is aimed at postgraduates and theoreticians, and assumes familiarity with the basic concepts of statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics. Beginning with the dilute classical gas, the authors then consider electron conduction in normal metals, insulators, superconductors and quantum liquids, and Bose liquids.

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