The Resource Introduction to the Theory of Soft Matter : From Ideal Gases to Liquid Crystals, by Jonathan V. Selinger, (electronic resource)

Introduction to the Theory of Soft Matter : From Ideal Gases to Liquid Crystals, by Jonathan V. Selinger, (electronic resource)

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Introduction to the Theory of Soft Matter : From Ideal Gases to Liquid Crystals
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Introduction to the Theory of Soft Matter
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From Ideal Gases to Liquid Crystals
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by Jonathan V. Selinger
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eng
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This book presents the theory of soft matter to students at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. It provides a basic introduction to theoretical physics as applied to soft matter, explaining the concepts of symmetry, broken symmetry, and order parameters; phases and phase transitions; mean-field theory; and the mathematics of variational calculus and tensors. It is written in an informal, conversational style, which is accessible to students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The book begins with a simple âtoy modelâ to demonstrate the physical significance of free energy. It then introduces two standard theories of phase transitionsâthe Ising model for ferromagnetism and van der Waals theory of gases and liquidsâand uses them to illustrate principles of statistical mechanics. From those examples, it moves on to discuss order, disorder, and broken symmetry in many states of matter, and to explain the theoretical methods that are used to model the phenomena. It concludes with a chapter on liquid crystals, which brings together all of these physical and mathematical concepts. The book is accompanied by a set of âinteractive figures,â which allow online readers to change parameters and see what happens to a graph, some allow users to rotate a plot or other graphics in 3D, and some do both. These interactive figures help students to develop their intuition for the physical meaning of equations. This book will prepare advanced undergraduate or early graduate students to go into more advanced theoretical studies. It will also equip students going into experimental soft matter science to be fully conversant with the theoretical aspects and have effective collaborations with theorists
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Selinger, Jonathan V
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QC176.8.A44
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non fiction
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Soft and Biological Matter,
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  • Physics
  • Chemometrics
  • Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
  • Amorphous substances
  • Complex fluids
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Physics
  • Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Math. Applications in Chemistry
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Introduction to the Theory of Soft Matter : From Ideal Gases to Liquid Crystals, by Jonathan V. Selinger, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Toy Model -- Ising Model for Ferromagnetism -- Gases and Liquids -- Landau Theory -- First Mathematical Interlude: Variational Calculus -- Field Theory for Nonuniform Systems -- Dynamics of Phase Transitions -- Solids: Crystals and Glasses -- second Mathematical Interlude: Tensors -- Liquid Crystals
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1st ed. 2016.
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X, 185 p. 78 illus., 69 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319210544
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uncompressed
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10.1007/978-3-319-21054-4
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-21054-4
Label
Introduction to the Theory of Soft Matter : From Ideal Gases to Liquid Crystals, by Jonathan V. Selinger, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toy Model -- Ising Model for Ferromagnetism -- Gases and Liquids -- Landau Theory -- First Mathematical Interlude: Variational Calculus -- Field Theory for Nonuniform Systems -- Dynamics of Phase Transitions -- Solids: Crystals and Glasses -- second Mathematical Interlude: Tensors -- Liquid Crystals
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
X, 185 p. 78 illus., 69 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319210544
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-21054-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-21054-4

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