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Author Kröger, Martin.
Title Models for polymeric and anisotropic liquids / Martin Kroger.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2005.

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Series Lecture notes in physics, 0075-8450 ; 675
Lecture notes in physics ; 675.
Subject Polymer solutions -- Mathematical models.
Crystalline polymers -- Mathematical models.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 229 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-215) and index.
Summary "Models should be as simple as possible, but no simpler. For the physics of polymeric liquids, whose relevant lengths and time scales are out of reach for first principles calculations, this means that we have to choose a minimum set of sufficiently detailed descriptions such as architecture (linear, ring, branched), connectivity, semi-flexibility, stretchability, excluded volume, and hydrodynamic interaction. These 'universal' fluids allow the prediction of material properties under external flow- or electrodynamic fields, the results being expressed in terms of reference units, specific for any particular chosen material. This book provides an introduction to the kinetic theory and computer simulation methods needed to handle these models and to interpret the results. Also included are a number of sample applications and computer codes."--Jacket.
Contents Simple models for polymeric and anisotropic liquids -- Dumbbell model for dilute and semi-dilute solutions -- Chain model for dilute solutions -- Chain model for concentrated solutions and melts -- Chain models for transient and semiflexible structures -- Primitive path models -- Elongated particle models -- Connection between different levels of description -- Equilibrium statistics : Monte Carlo methods -- Irreducible and isotropic Cartesian tensors -- Nonequilibrium dynamics of anisotropic fluids -- Simple simulation algorithms and sample applications.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783540315193
9783540262107 (hbk.)
3540262105 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/b105182
OCLC # 209871352
Additional Format Print version: Kroger, Martin. Models for polymeric and anisotropic liquids. Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2005 9783540262107 (DLC) 2005930477 (OCoLC)61715044