Foundations of Radiation Hydrodynamics

ISBN-10: 0486409252

ISBN-13: 9780486409252

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dimitri Mihalas, Barbara Weibel Mihalas

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Excellent, informative volume focuses on dynamics of nonradiating fluids, problems involving waves, shocks and stellar winds, physics of radiation, radiation transport, and the dynamics of radiating fluids. 1984 edition.
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List price: $34.95
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/7/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Microphysics of Gases
Equation of State of a Perfect Gas
First Law of Thermodynamics
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Thermal Properties of a Perfect Gas
Some Consequences of the Combined First and Second Laws
Kinetic Theory
The Distribution Function and Boltzmann's Equation
The Collision Integral
The Maxwellian Velocity Distribution
Boltzmann's H-Theorem
The Time of Relaxation
Classical Statistical Mechanics
Thermodynamic Probability and Entropy
Boltzmann Statistics
Thermodynamic Properties of Ionizing Hydrogen
Dynamics of Ideal Fluids
Velocity and Acceleration
Particle Paths, Streamlines, and Streaklines
The Euler Expansion Formula
The Reynolds Transport Theorem
The Equation of Continuity
Vorticity and Circulation
The Cauchy-Stokes Decomposition Theorem
Equations of Motion and Energy
The Stress Tensor
The Momentum Equation
The Energy Equation
Dynamics of Viscous and Heat-Conducting Fluids
Equations of Motion and Energy: The Continuum View
The Stress Tensor for a Newtonian Fluid
The Navier-Stokes Equations
The Energy Equation
Similarity Parameters
Equations of Motion and Energy: The Kinetic Theory View
The Mean Free Path and Transport Phenomena
Moments of the Boltzmann Equation
Conservation Equations for Equilibrium Flow
The Chapman-Enskog Solution for Nonequilibrium Flow
Evaluation of the Transport Coefficients
Relativistic Fluid Flow
Basic Concepts of Special Relativity
The Relativity Principle
The Lorentz Transformation
Relativistic Kinematics of Point Particles
Relativistic Dynamics of Point Particles
Relativistic Dynamics of Ideal Fluids
The Equation of Continuity
The Material Stress-Energy Tensor
The Four-Force Density
The Dynamical Equations
The Kinetic Theory View
Relativistic Dynamics of Nonideal Fluids
The Stress-Energy Tensor
The Energy Equation
The Equations of Motion
Waves, Shocks, and Winds
Acoustic Waves
The Wave Equation
Propagation of Acoustic Waves
Wave Energy and Momentum
Damping of Acoustic Waves by Conduction and Viscosity
Acoustic-Gravity Waves
The Wave Equation and Wave Energy
Propagation of Acoustic-Gravity Waves in an Isothermal Medium
Propagation of Acoustic-Gravity Waves in a Stellar Atmosphere
Shock Waves
The Development of Shocks
Steady Shocks
Shock Structure
Propagation of Weak Shocks
Numerical Methods
Propagating Strong Shocks
Thermally Driven Winds
Basic Model
Physical Complications
Radiation and Radiative Transfer
The Radiation Field
The Specific Intensity and Photon Distribution Function
The Mean Intensity and Radiation Energy Density
The Radiative Energy Flux and Momentum Density
The Radiation Pressure Tensor
Thermal Radiation
Planck's Law
Stefan's Law
Thermodynamics of Equilibrium Radiation
Thermodynamics of Equilibrium Radiation Plus a Perfect Gas
Thermodynamics of Equilibrium Radiation Plus an Ionizing Gas
The Interaction of Radiation and Matter
Absorption, Emission, and Scattering
The Einstein Relations
The Einstein-Milne Relations
Opacity and Emission Coefficients
The Equation of Transfer
Derivation of the Transfer Equation
Optical Depth and Source Function
Moments of the Transfer Equation
Solution of the Transfer Equation
Formal Solution
The Diffusion Limit
The Wave Limit
The Grey Atmosphere, Mean Opacities, and Multigroup Methods
Numerical Methods
Statistical Equilibrium in the Presence of a Radiation Field
The Microscopic Implications of LTE
Non-LTE Rate Equations
Thermal Properties of a Nonequilibrium Gas
Solution of the Coupled Transfer and Statistical Equilibrium Equations in Static Media
The Two-Level Atom
The Complete Linearization Method
The Equations of Radiation Hydrodynamics
Lorentz Transformation of the Transfer Equation
The Photon Four-Momentum
Transformation Laws for the Specific Intensity, Opacity, and Emissivity
The Radiation Stress-Energy Tensor and Four-Force Vector
Covariant Form of the Transfer Equation
The Dynamical Equations for a Radiating Fluid
The Inertial-Frame Transfer Equation for a Moving Fluid
Inertial-Frame Equations of Radiation Hydrodynamics
The Comoving-Frame Equation of Transfer
Comoving-Frame Equations of Radiation Hydrodynamics
Solution of the Equations of Radiation Hydrodynamics
Radiation Diffusion Methods
Transport Solution in the Comoving Frame
Transport Solution by Mixed-Frame and VERA-Code Methods
Radiating Flows
Small-Amplitude Disturbances
Radiative Damping of Temperature Fluctuations
Propagation of Acoustic Waves in a Radiating Fluid
Propagation of Acoustic-Gravity Waves in a Radiating Fluid
Nonlinear Flows
Thermal Waves
Steady Shocks
Propagating Shocks
Ionization Fronts
Radiation-Driven Winds
Elements of Tensor Calculus
Cartesian Tensors
General Tensors
Glossary of Physical Symbols
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