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Physical Kinetics

Author(s): Marian Apostol

Book Description

This book presents the subject of physical kinetics from an original and unique angle, by deriving the Boltzmann equation from atomic motion, making extensive use of Landau’s concept of elementary excitations. It includes external forces, besides statistical motion, in its treatment of the subject wherever relevant. It also details the kinetic theory of classical gas and its transport, devoting special attention to the classical plasma. In addition, the book emphasises the role played by the anharmonic interactions in the lifetime of phonons, and presents the basic features of superconductivity and superfluidity.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4178-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4178-9
Date of Publication: 01/01/2020
Pages / Size: 440 / A5
Price: £67.99


Marian Apostol is a Scientific Researcher and Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering and the Institute of Atomic Physics, Magurele, Romania, where he has worked since 1972. He has published around 150 papers on condensed matter, atomic and nuclear physics, quantum theories, statistical physics, elasticity, fluids, electromagnetism, and classical and applied physics. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Theoretical Physics and Antiphysical Review, and the author of several books on physics, including Twenty Lectures on Physics; Essays in Electromagnetism and Matter; Magnetic and Electric Resonance; Equations of Mathematical Physics; Theory of Quanta; Structure of Matter; and Analysis of a Class of Teledecting Devices with a Rotating Antenna.