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The critical point : a historical introduction to the modern theory of critical phenomena

Author: Cyril Domb
Publisher: London ; Bristol, PA : Taylor & Francis, ©1996.
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In a definitive paper published in 1869, Thomas Andrews described experiments he performed on carbon dioxide and from which he concluded that a critical temperature exists below which liquids and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril Domb
ISBN: 074840435X 9780748404353
OCLC Number: 35771048
Notes: "Portions of the text appear in 'Critical phenomena', Encyclopedia of Applied Physics, ed. George L. Trigg, New York and Weinheim, VCH publishers, 1991"--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Preface 2. Historical Survey 3. Fluids: Classical Theory 4. Light Scattering and Correlations: Classical Theory 5. The Onsager Revolution 6. Reconciliation 7. Renormalization Group 8. Appendix: Related Topics 9. References 10. IndexContentsPrefaceForeword: About the Author and the Subject1 Historical Survey1.1 The Development of Statistical Mechanics1.2 Gibbs Ensembles1.3 Non-interacting and Interacting Systems1.4 The Classical Period1.5 The Onsager Revolution1.6 Reconciliation1.7 Renormalization Group: RespectabilityGeneral NotationReferences2 Fluids: Classical Theory2.1 Thermodynamic Background2.2 Stability of a Phase: First-order Transitions2.3 Theory of van der Waals2.4 Critical Behaviour of a van der Waals Fluid (T > Tc)2.5 Critical Behaviour of a van der Waals Fluid (T
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