Rubber and Rubber Balloons: Paradigms of Thermodynamics / Edition 1

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Rubber and rubber balloons furnish instructive paradigms of thermodynamics. This monograph treats the subject at a level appropriate for post graduate studies.
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'...Rubber and Rubber Balloons is an engaging supplement for courses on statistical mechanics or soft condensed matter physics. It provides a simple and familiar setting in which to explore some of the most important ideas of those subjects." (Michael Marder, PHYSICS TODAY, August 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540202448
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 5/14/2004
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Physics Series, #637
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 123
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Stability of two rubber balloons 1
2 Kinetic theory of rubber 7
3 Non-linear elasticity 21
4 Biaxial stretching of a rubber membrane - a paradigm of stability, symmetry-breaking, and hysteresis 35
5 Stability of a single balloon 51
6 Stepwise inflation of a balloon 63
7 Two balloons- revisited 69
8 Many balloons - the emergence of a pseudoelastic hysteresis 79
9 Stability of the spherical shape 87
10 Stress-induced crystallization of rubber 97
11 History of rubber and its use 105
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