By Ilya Prigogine

Ilya Prigogine received the 1977 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics. This groundbreaking 1962 monograph, written for researchers and graduate scholars during this box, used to be his first book-length contribution to this topic.
Suitable for complicated undergraduates and graduate scholars in physics and chemistry, the therapy starts off with examinations of the Liouville equation, anharmonic solids, and Brownian movement. next chapters discover weakly coupled gases, scattering idea and short-range forces, distribution features and their diagrammatic illustration, the time dependence of diagrams, the method of equilibrium in ionized gases, and statistical hydrodynamics. extra subject matters contain common kinetic equations, basic H-theorem, quantum mechanics, and irreversibility and invariants of movement. Appendices, a bibliography, checklist of symbols, and an index finish the text.

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