A Journey Around the Different Scales Involved in the Description of Matter and Complex Systems

A Brief Overview with Special Emphasis on Kinetic Theory Approaches

  • Francisco Chinesta
  • Emmanuelle Abisset-Chavanne

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Francisco Chinesta, Emmanuelle Abisset-Chavanne
    Pages 1-27
  3. Francisco Chinesta, Emmanuelle Abisset-Chavanne
    Pages 29-39
  4. Francisco Chinesta, Emmanuelle Abisset-Chavanne
    Pages 41-68
  5. Francisco Chinesta, Emmanuelle Abisset-Chavanne
    Pages 69-125

About this book


This SpringerBrief covers the main scales of description of matter, starting at its finest level, the quantum scale, moving through ab-initio, molecular dynamics, coarse grained approaches, to finish at the scale of kinetic theory models that allows a nice compromise between the rich but expensive microscopic descriptions and the computationally cheap but sometimes too coarse macroscopic descriptions. The book addresses undergraduate and graduate students, as well as beginners in multi-scale modeling of materials.


Multi-scale modelling Quantum-mechanics Ab-initio techniques Coarse grained approaches Kinetic theory models

Authors and affiliations

  • Francisco Chinesta
    • 1
  • Emmanuelle Abisset-Chavanne
    • 2
  1. 1.ENSAM ParisTechParisFrance
  2. 2.École Centrale de NantesNantesFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70000-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70001-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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