Rarefied Gas Dynamics
From Basic Concepts to Actual Calculations
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Rarefied Gas Dynamics by Carlo Cercignani
Book DescriptionThis book presents the concepts, methods and applications of kinetic theory to rarefied gas dynamics. After introducing the basic tools, problems in plane geometry are treated using approximation techniques (perturbation and numerical methods). These same techniques are later used to deal with two- and three-dimensional problems. The models include not only monatomic but also polyatomic gases, mixtures, chemical reactions. A special chapter is devoted to evaporation and condensation phenomena. Each section is accompanied by problems which are mainly intended to demonstrate the use of the material in the text and to outline additional subjects, results and equations. This will help ensure that the book can be used for a range of graduate courses in aerospace engineering or applied mathematics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521650083
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carlo Cercignani
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Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Paperback (February 2000)
This book presents the concepts, methods and applications of kinetic theory to rarefied gas dynamics.
Mathematical Theory of Non-uniform Gases, Paperback (January 1991)» View all books by Carlo Cercignani
Presents a detailed account of the mathematical theory of viscosity, thermal conduction and diffusion in non-uniform gases based on the solution of the Maxwell-Boltzmann equations. This third editions includes revisions to take account of extensions to the theory.
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