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Theory of Simple Liquids

The third edition of Theory of Simple Liquids is an updated, advanced, but self-contained introduction to the principles of liquid-state theory. It presents the modern, molecular theory of the structural, thermodynamic interfacial and dynamical properties of the liquid phase of materials constituted of atoms, small molecules or ions. This book leans on concepts and methods form classical Statistical Mechanics in which theoretical predictions are systematically compared with experimental data and results from numerical simulations. The overall layout of the book is similar to that of the previous two editions however, there are considerable changes in emphasis and several key additions including:•up-to-date presentation of modern theories of liquid-vapour coexistence and criticality•areas of considerable present and future interest such as super-cooled liquids and the glass transition•the area of liquid metals, which has grown into a mature subject area, now presented as part of the chapter ionic liquids

Suitable for researchers and post-graduates in the field of condensed matter science (Physics, Chemistry, Material Science), biophysics as well as those in the oil industry


Published: February 2006

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-370535-8


  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Statistical Mechanics
    Chapter 3. Static Properties of Liquids: Thermodynamics and Structure
    Chapter 4. Distribution-function Theories
    Chapter 5. Perturbation Theory
    Chapter 6. Inhomogeneous Fluids
    Chapter 7. Time-dependent Correlation and Response Functions
    Chapter 8. Hydrodynamics and Transport Coefficients
    Chapter 9. Theories of Time-correlation Functions
    Chapter 10. Ionic Liquids
    Chapter 11. Molecular Liquids


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