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Perturbation Theories for the Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids and Solids

1st Edition

By J. R. Solana

CRC Press

406 pages

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This book, Perturbation Theories for the Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids and Solids, provides a comprehensive review of current perturbation theories-as well as integral equation theories and density functional theories-for the equilibrium thermodynamic and structural properties of classical systems. Emphasizing practical applications, the text

Table of Contents

Introduction. Some Basics on Statistical Mechanics. Overview of Computer Simulation Methods. Integral Equation Theories. The Radial Distribution Function and Equation of State of the Hard-Sphere Fluid and Solid. Free Energy Perturbation Theories for Simple Fluids and Solids. Perturbation Theories for Simple Fluid Mixtures. Perturbation Theories for Molecular Fluids. Inhomogeneous systems. Overview to Perturbation Theories for More Complex Systems. Index.

About the Author

J. R. Solana currently serves as full professor in the Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Cantabria, Spain. He has coauthored more than 100 papers in the field of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of fluids and solids, including a recent review on perturbation theories. Solana has been active in the field of theory and computer simulation for the thermodynamic and structural properties of fluids and solids. His research interests include computer simulation, perturbation theories, and integral equation theories, with application to simple fluids and solids, molecular fluids, mixtures, colloids, and aqueous protein solutions to obtain equations of state, phase equilibria, thermophysical properties, and pair correlation functions.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics