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Transport Coefficients of Fluids

  • Describes a new and powerful method for calculating transport coefficients

  • Wide range of applicability


Part of the Chemical physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Transport Coefficients of Dilute Gases

  3. Transport Coefficients of Liquids

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 385-407

About this book


Until recently the formal statistical mechanical approach offered no practicable method for computing the transport coefficients of liquids, and so most practitioners had to resort to empirical fitting formulas. This has now changed, as demonstrated in this innovative monograph. The author presents and applies new methods based on statistical mechanics for calculating the transport coefficients of simple and complex liquids over wide ranges of density and temperature. These molecular theories enable the transport coefficients to be calculated in terms of equilibrium thermodynamic properties, and the results are shown to account satisfactorily for experimental observations, including even the non-Newtonian behavior of fluids far from equilibrium.


Kinetic theory of fluids Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics Nonlinear transport coefficients Transport coefficients of liquids mechanics transport

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.McGill UniversityH3A 2A7QuebecCanada

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