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Structured Fluids: Polymers, Colloids, Surfactants

Structured Fluids: Polymers, Colloids, Surfactants
Author: Thomas A. Witten - Philip A. Pincus
ISBN 13: 9780199583829
ISBN 10: 19958382
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2010-03-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
List Price: $48.95

Keeping mathematics to a minimum, Witten (physics, University of Chicago) offers a unified framework for the study of fluids containing polyatomic structures such as polymer molecules or colloidal grains. Treatment takes a scaling approach, focusing on how to account in the simplest way for the length, time, and energy scales that characterize each phenomenon. Important concepts are illustrated with problems, explained solutions, and experiments using household materials. Although the book is written to be accessible to undergraduates in physical science, it will also be of interest to industrial scientists who want to gain a broader understanding of soft matter systems. Students are assumed to have background in statistical physics and a working knowledge of Fourier transformation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR