Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Ensemble Method

  • Byung Chan Eu

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 93)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 359-393

About this book


In this monograph, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics is developed by means of ensemble methods on the basis of the Boltzmann equation, the generic Boltzmann equations for classical and quantum dilute gases, and a generalised Boltzmann equation for dense simple fluids. The theories are developed in forms parallel with the equilibrium Gibbs ensemble theory in a way fully consistent with the laws of thermodynamics. The generalised hydrodynamics equations are the integral part of the theory and describe the evolution of macroscopic processes in accordance with the laws of thermodynamics of systems far removed from equilibrium.
Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, gas dynamics, fluid dynamics, rheology, irreversible thermodynamics and nonequilibrium phenomena.


Boltzmann equation condensed matter condensed matter physics dynamics fluid dynamics rheology thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Byung Chan Eu
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5007-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2438-8
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