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The Dynamical Theory of Gases

4th Edition

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108005647

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  • Jeans's primary aim with the first edition of his book, originally published in 1904, was to 'develop the theory of gases upon as exact a mathematical basis as possible'. Twenty years later and those theories were being revolutionised by Quantum Theory. In this fourth edition, Jeans does not attempt to avoid the discoveries of this topical science, but rather exposes the many difficulties that classical theory was experiencing, and how those problems disappeared with Quantum Theory. This edition therefore offers a fascinating insight into a field of physics in transition between two great models of physical science.

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    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108005647
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory chapter
    Part I. Mathematical Theory of a Gas in a Steady State:
    2. The method of collisions
    3. The method of statistical mechanics
    4. Comparison between the methods of the two preceding chapters
    5. General statistical mechanics and thermodynamics
    Part II. Physical Properties of a Gas in a Steady State:
    6. Temperature, pressure, etc.
    7. Mass motion, thermodynamics, calorimetry and dissociation
    Part III. Mathematical Theory of a Gas not in a Steady State:
    8. Boltzmann's equation, etc.
    9. Maxwell's theory
    10. The free path
    Part IV. Physical Phenomena of a Gas not in a Steady State:
    11. Viscosity
    12. Conduction of heat
    13. Diffusion
    14. The evidence of the kinetic theory as to the size of molecules
    15. Aerostatics and planetary atmospheres
    Part V. Radiation and the Quantum Theory:
    16. Statistical mechanics and the partition of energy in continuous media
    17. Radiation and the quantum theory
    18. Quantum dynamics.

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    James Jeans

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