© 2001

Statistical Physics of Fluids

Basic Concepts and Applications


  • Contrary to the existing literature this book focusses on the basic physical ideas and mathematical methods giving all the necessary details


Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 1-27
  3. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 29-36
  4. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 37-48
  5. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 49-56
  6. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 57-81
  7. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 83-102
  8. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 103-131
  9. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 133-149
  10. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 151-168
  11. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 169-182
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    Pages 183-193
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    Pages 195-208
  14. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 209-222
  15. V. I. Kalikmanov
    Pages 223-238
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 239-260

About this book


The book focuses on the main physical ideas and mathematical methods of the microscopic theory of fluids, starting with the basic principles of statistical mechanics. The detailed derivation of results is accompanied by explanation of their physical meaning. The same approach refers to several specialized topics of the liquid state, most of which are recent developments, such as: a perturbation approach to the surface tension, an algebraic perturbation theory of polar nonpolarizable fluids and ferrocolloids, a semi-phenomenological theory of the Tolman length and some others. The book addresses researchers as well as graduate students in physics and chemistry with research interests in the statistical physics of fluids.


Density Functional Theory Equation of State Ferrofluid Monte Carlo method Perturbation Approach Statistical Mechanics Statistical Physics Surface Tension liquid phase Transition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsUniversity of DelftDelftThe Netherlands

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From the reviews of the first edition:

"The book provides a good presentation of the fundamental theory in the context of its applications to concrete examples." (Mathematical Reviews 2002j)

"This book consists of 14 chapters and analyzes the fundamental problems of statistical physics of fluids. … This book may be useful for advanced graduate students and or researchers that are working in other fields of physics and mechanics." (Oleg A. Sinkevich, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 976, 2002)