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Cohesion: A Scientific History of Intermolecular Forces
     

Cohesion: A Scientific History of Intermolecular Forces

by J. S. Rowlinson
 

ISBN-10: 0521673550

ISBN-13: 9780521673556

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why does matter stick together? Why do gases condense to liquids, and liquids to solids? This book is a detailed historical account of how some of the leading scientists of the past three centuries have tried to answer these questions. Organized into four broad periods of advances in understanding, the first three are associated with Newton, Laplace and van der

Overview

Why does matter stick together? Why do gases condense to liquids, and liquids to solids? This book is a detailed historical account of how some of the leading scientists of the past three centuries have tried to answer these questions. Organized into four broad periods of advances in understanding, the first three are associated with Newton, Laplace and van der Waals, while the fourth gives an account of the successful use in the twentieth century of quantum and statistical mechanics to resolve most of the remaining problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521673556
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction and summary; 2. Newton; 3. Laplace; 4. Van der Waals; 5. Resolution; Indexes.

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