Theory of Simple Liquids

Theory of Simple Liquids

2nd Edition - January 28, 1990

Write a review

  • Authors: Jean-Pierre Hansen, Ian McDonald
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080571010

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


This book gives a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the theory of "simple" liquids. The new second edition has been rearranged and considerably expanded to give a balanced account both of basic theory and of the advances of the past decade. It presents the main ideas of modern liquid state theory in a way that is both pedagogical and self-contained. The book should be accessible to graduate students and research workers, both experimentalists and theorists, who have a good background in elementary mechanics.

Key Features

  • Compares theoretical deductions with experimental results
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Monte Carlo computations
  • Covers ionic, metallic, and molecular liquids


Theoretical chemists and physicists

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Distribution Functions. Computer "Experiments" on Liquids. Diagrammatic Expansions. Distribution Function Theories. Perturbation Theories. Time-dependent Correlation Functions and Response Functions. Hydrodynamics And Transport Coefficients. Microscopic Theories of Time-Correlation Functions. Ionic Liquids. Simple Liquid Metals. Molecular Liquids. Appendices. References. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 556
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1990
  • Published: January 28, 1990
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080571010

About the Authors

Jean-Pierre Hansen

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Ian McDonald

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cambridge

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Theory of Simple Liquids"