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Introduction to the theory of soft matter : from ideal gases to liquid crystals

Author: Jonathan V Selinger
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2016] ©2016
Series: Soft and biological matter.
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This book presents the theory of soft matter to students at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. It provides a basic introduction to theoretical physics as applied to soft matter, explaining the concepts of symmetry, broken symmetry, and order parameters; phases and phase transitions; mean-field theory; and the mathematics of variational calculus and tensors. It is written in an informal,  Read more...
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Selinger, Jonathan V.
Introduction to the theory of soft matter.
Cham : Springer, [2016]
(OCoLC)910412189
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan V Selinger
ISBN: 9783319210544 3319210548
OCLC Number: 919002290
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 185 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Toy Model --
Ising Model for Ferromagnetism --
Gases and Liquids --
Landau Theory --
First Mathematical Interlude: Variational Calculus --
Field Theory for Nonuniform Systems --
Dynamics of Phase Transitions --
Solids: Crystals and Glasses --
second Mathematical Interlude: Tensors --
Liquid Crystals.
Series Title: Soft and biological matter.
Responsibility: Jonathan V. Selinger.

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