Applied Statistical Thermodynamics

  • Klaus Lucas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 509-514

About this book


The book guides the reader from the foundations of statisti- cal thermodynamics including the theory of intermolecular forces to modern computer-aided applications in chemical en- gineering and physical chemistry. The approach is new. The foundations of quantum and statistical mechanics are presen- ted in a simple way and their applications to the prediction of fluid phase behavior of real systems are demonstrated. A particular effort is made to introduce the reader to expli- cit formulations of intermolecular interaction models and to show how these models influence the properties of fluid sy- stems. The established methods of statistical mechanics - computer simulation, perturbation theory, and numerical in- tegration - are discussed in a style appropriate for newcom- ers and are extensively applied. Numerous worked examples illustrate how practical calculations should be carried out.


Perturbationstheorie Simulation Statistische Thermodynamik behavior chemistry computer simulation dynamics elements influence mechanics perturbation theory physical chemistry quantum mechanics statistical mechanics thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Klaus Lucas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental Technology and Analysis e.V.Duisburg-RheinhausenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-01650-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-01648-0
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