Description

The approach to physical kinetics is closely integrated with that of other branches of physics as presented in the companion volumes of this series. The major part of the contents is concerned with a systematic development of the theory of plasmas, the authority being firmly rooted in the pioneer work of Landau. Although the main scope concerns fully ionized gaseous plasmas, corresponding results are also given for partially ionized plasmas, relativistic plasmas, degenerate or non-ideal plasmas and solid state plasmas. Problems (with answers) are to be found in the text. This work completes the Course of Theoretical Physics begun over 20 years ago

Readership

Final year undergraduates, postgraduates, research workers in theoretical physics and physics

Table of Contents

(partial) Preface

Notation

Kinetic theory of gases

The diffusion approximation

Collisionless plasmas

Collisions in plasmas

Plasmas in magnetic fields

Instability theory

Insulators

Quantum liquids

Metals

The diagram technique for non-equilibrium systems

Superconductors

Kinetics of phase transitions

Index

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1981
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
Electronic ISBN:
9781483285412
Print ISBN:
9780080264806

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