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Fluctuational Effects in the Dynamics of Liquid Crystals / Efim I. Kats & V. V. Lebedev

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Publication date: 1994. Condition: Very good - almost as new. The cover is in very good condition, with the main sign of wear being a few small scratches at the base of the back of the cover. Internally the book is in very good condition - almost as new. Content: Liquid crystals, widely used in displays for electronic equipment and other applications, have highly unusual properties arising from the anisotropy of their molecules. It appears that some aspects of the fluid dynamics of liquid crystals, such as their viscosity, can be understood only by considering the role played by thermal fluctuations. In order to provide a theoretical framework for understanding the experimental results, the authors devote a large part of the book to a derivation of the nonlinear dynamic equations and to a discussion of linearized equations for the various types of liquid crystals. The diagrammatic and other techniques they use are of general use in condensed matter physics, and this exposition should thus be of interest to all condensed-matter theorists.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 24 x 1.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0387979816
ISBN-13:
9780387979816
Number of pages:
170
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag

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Publication date: 1994. Condition: Very good - almost as new. The cover is in very good condition, with the main sign of wear being a few small scratches at the base of the back of the cover. Internally the book is in very good condition - almost as new. Content: Liquid crystals, widely used in displays for electronic equipment and other applications, have highly unusual properties arising from the anisotropy of their molecules. It appears that some aspects of the fluid dynamics of liquid crystals, such as their viscosity, can be understood only by considering the role played by thermal fluctuations. In order to provide a theoretical framework for understanding the experimental results, the authors devote a large part of the book to a derivation of the nonlinear dynamic equations and to a discussion of linearized equations for the various types of liquid crystals. The diagrammatic and other techniques they use are of general use in condensed matter physics, and this exposition should thus be of interest to all condensed-matter theorists.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 24 x 1.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0387979816
ISBN-13:
9780387979816
Number of pages:
170
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag

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