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Advances in Thermodynamics of the van der Waals Fluid (IOP by David C. Johnston

By David C. Johnston

The van der Waals mean-field conception of fluids used to be formulated by way of Johannes Diderik van der Waals in 1873 and augmented by means of Maxwell in 1875. it's the first concept that predicts a section transition from interactions among debris. although, the thermodynamic houses of fluids (gases or beverages) derived from the van der Waals equation of country and unfastened power haven't been completely studied formerly. This e-book is a complete exposition of the thermodynamic houses of the van der Waals fluid, which incorporates a evaluation of prior interact with presentation the author's contemporary broad reviews. the most objective of the booklet is to supply a graphical evaluation of the various fascinating and numerous thermodynamic homes of the van der Waals fluid via plots of those houses as opposed to a variety of autonomous parameters. the knowledge for those plots are bought from formulation derived herein, a few of that have formerly seemed within the literature. Many effects no longer amenable to graphical representation also are included.

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