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Kinetic Theory and Transport Phenomena

Rodrigo Soto


This textbook presents kinetic theory, which is a systematic approach to describing nonequilibrium systems. The text is balanced between the fundamental concepts of kinetic theory (irreversibility, transport processes, separation of time scales, conservations, coarse graining, distribution functions, etc.) and the results and predictions of the theory, where the relevant properties of different systems are computed. The book is organised in thematic chapters where different paradigmatic systems are studied. The specific features of these systems are described, building and analysing the approp ... More

Keywords: transport process, kinetic theory, kinetic equation, distribution function, nonequilibrium, irreversibility, numerical methods, Boltzmann equation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716051
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rodrigo Soto, author
Professor, University of Chile, Santiago de Chile