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Kinetic Theory and Transport Phenomena

Rodrigo Soto

28 April 2016

ISBN: 9780198716068

276 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Oxford Master Series in Physics

Price: £34.49

This book presents the fundamentals and predictions of kinetic theory, considering classical paradigmatic examples as well as modern applications.

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This book presents the fundamentals and predictions of kinetic theory, considering classical paradigmatic examples as well as modern applications.

  • Solutions manual available on request from the OUP website
  • Covers modern applications, showing how the concepts of kinetic theory are applied in different contexts
  • Includes numerous exercises
  • Uses a consistent and unified presentation
  • Balances concepts and results
  • Contains a chapter on numerical methods

About the Author(s)

Rodrigo Soto, Professor, University of Chile, Santiago de Chile

Rodrigo Soto gained his PhD in physics at the Universidad de Chile, finishing in 1998. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire in Lyon, France. Since 2015 he is Full Professor in the Physics Department at the Universidad de Chile. He has been Visiting Professor at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain; Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris, France; and at the University of Oxford, UK. His has worked on different subjects of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, mainly on the dynamics of granular materials, in the dynamical Casimir effect, and in active fluids.

Table of Contents

    1:Basic concepts
    2:Distribution functions
    3:The Lorentz model for the classical transport of charges
    4:The Boltzmann equation for dilute gases
    5:Brownian motion
    6:Plasmas and gravitational systems
    7:Quantum gases
    8:Quantum electronic transport in solids
    9:Semiconductors and interband transitions
    10:Numerical and semianalytical methods

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