Theory of Simple Liquids

2nd Edition

Authors: Jean-Pierre Hansen Ian McDonald
Paperback ISBN: 9780123238528
eBook ISBN: 9780080571010
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1990
Page Count: 556
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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.


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About the Author

Jean-Pierre Hansen

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Ian McDonald

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cambridge