Boltzmann and Vlasov equations played a great role in the past and still play an important role in modern natural sciences, technique and even philosophy of science. Classical Boltzmann equation derived in 1872 became a cornerstone for the molecular-kinetic theory, the second law of thermodynamics (increasing entropy) and derivation of the basic hydrodynamic equations. After modifications, the fields and numbers of its applications have increased to include diluted gas, radiation, neutral particles transportation, atmosphere optics and nuclear reactor modelling. Vlasov equation was obtained in 1938 and serves as a basis of plasma physics and describes large-scale processes and galaxies in astronomy, star wind theory. This book provides a comprehensive review of both equations and presents both classical and modern applications. In addition, it discusses several open problems of great importance.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
"...a well-written book, and its topics are carefully chosen and seriously treated. Thus, it is suitable for every researcher or graduate student studying the Boltzmann equation, Vlasov equations, and related equations." --Mathematical Reviews, Kinetic Boltzmann, Vlasov and Related Equations "The reviewed collective monograph presents not only the basics and common facts, but also recent results in the theory of kinetic equations and their many applications."--Zentralblatt MATH 1230-1
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