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Physics of Shock Waves and High-Temperature Hydrodynamic Phenomena

ISBN-10: 0486420027

ISBN-13: 9780486420028

Edition: 2001

Authors: Ya. B. Zel'dovich, Yu. P. Raizer

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Physical, chemical processes in gases at high temperatures are focus of outstanding text by two distinguished physicists. Combines material from gas dynamics, shock-wave theory, thermodynamics and statistical physics, molecular physics, spectroscopy, radiation theory, other fields for comprehensive treatment. 284 black-and-white illustrations. 19661967 edition, originally published in two volumes.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 944
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Preface to the Dover Edition Editors' Foreword Preface to the English Edition Preface to the First Russian Edition Preface to the Second Russian Edition
Elements of gasdynamics and the classical theory of shock waves
Continuous flow of an inviscid nonconducting gas
The equations of gasdynamics
Lagrangian coordinates
Sound waves
Spherical sound waves
Plane isentropic flow
Riemann Invariants
Plane isentropic gas flow in a bounded region
Simple waves
Distortion of the wave form in a traveling wave of finite amplitude
Some properties of simple waves
The rarefaction wave
The centered rarefaction wave as an example of self-similar gas motion
On the impossibility of the existence of a centered compression wave
Shock waves
Introduction to the gasdynamics of shock waves
Hugoniot curves
Shock waves in a perfect gas with constant specific heats
Geometric interpretation of the laws governing compression shocks
Impossibility of rarefaction shock waves in a fluid with normal thermodynamic properties
Weak shock waves
Shock waves in a fluid with anomalous thermodynamic properties
Viscosity and heat conduction in gasdynamics
Equations of one-dimensional gas flow
Remarks on the second viscosity coefficient
Remarks on the absorption of sound
The structure and thickness of a weak shock front
Various problems
Propagation of an arbitrary discontinuity
Strong explosion in a homogeneous atmosphere
Approximate treatment of a strong explosion
Remarks on the point explosion with counterpressure
Sudden isentropic expansion of a spherical gas cloud into vacuum
Conditions for the self-similar sudden expansion of a gas cloud into vacuum
Thermal radiation and radiant heat exchange in a medium
Introduction and basic concepts
Mechanisms of emission, absorption, and scattering of light in gases
Equilibrium radiation and the concept of a perfect black body
Induced emission
Induced emission of radiation in the classical and quantum theories and the laser effect
The radiative transfer equation
Integral expressions for the radiation intensity
Radiation fromm a plane layer
The brightness temperature of the surface of a nonuniformly heated body
Motion of a fluid taking into account radiant heat exchange
The diffusion approximation
The "forward-reverse" approximation
Local equilibrium and the approximation of radiation heat conduction
Relationship between the diffusion approximation and the radiation heat conduction approximation
Radiative equilibrium in stellar photospheres
Solution to the plane photosphere problem
Radiation energy losses of a heated body
Hydrodynamic equations accounting for radiation energy and pressure and radiant heat exchange
The number of photons as an invariant of the classical electromagnetic field
Thermodynamic properties of gases at high temperatures
Gas of noninteracting particles
Perfect gas with constant specific heats and invariant number of particles
Calculation of thermodynamic functions using partition functions
Dissociation of diatomic molecules
Chemical reactions
Ionization and electronic excitation
The electronic partition function and the role of the excitation energy of atoms
Approximate methods of calculation in the region of multiple ionization
Interpolation formulas and the effective adiabatic exponent
The Hugoniot curve with dissociation and ionization
The Hugoniot relations with equilibrium radiation
Gases with Coulomb interactions
Rarefied ionized gases
Dense gases
Elements of F