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Introduction to Critical Phenomena in Fluids

Introduction to Critical Phenomena in Fluids
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1. Fundamentals of Thermodynamic Stability 1.1. Mathematical and Thermodynamic Preliminaries 1.2. Thermodynamic Stability Theory 1.3. Thermodynamic Conditions at the Limit of Stability 1.4. Equivalence of Stability Criteria between Different Thermodynamic Potentials 1.5. Further Use of Combined Theorems 1.6. Chapter Review 1.7. Additional Exercises 2. The Critical Point in Pure Fluids and Mixtures 2.1. The Critical Point: Pure Fluids 2.2. Generalization of the Results to Multicomponent Mixtures 2.3. Beyond the Limit of Stability 2.4. Chapter Review 3. Thermodynamic Scaling Near the Critical Point 3.1. The Classical Equation of State, Path Dependence, and Scaling at the Critical Point 3.2. The Various Critical Exponents and their Scaling Paths 3.3. Scaling in Terms of Kt, Cp, and ~p 3.4. The Griffiths-Wheeler Classification 3.5. The Direction of Approach to the Critical Point 3.6. Scaling Results from the Stable Limit of Stability Conditions 3.7. Chapter Review 3.8. Additional Exercises 4. Scaling Near the Critical Point Mixtures 4.1. The Critical-Line Topography in Binary Supercritical Mixtures
Oxford University Press; January 2004
381 pages; ISBN 9780198028024
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