Rarefied gas dynamics. From basic concepts to actual calculations. (English) Zbl 0961.76002

Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xviii, 320 p. (2000).
This book presents concepts, methods and applications of kinetic theory to rarefied gas dynamics. After introducing the basic tools, the author treats the problems in plane geometry by using approximation techniques. These techniques are then applied to three-dimensional problems. The models include monoatomic and polyatomic gases, mixtures and chemical reactions. A chapter is devoted to evaporation and condensation phenomena. Each reaction considered is accompanied by problems that demonstrate the use of the mathematical methods developed in the book.


76-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to fluid mechanics
76P05 Rarefied gas flows, Boltzmann equation in fluid mechanics
82B40 Kinetic theory of gases in equilibrium statistical mechanics
82C40 Kinetic theory of gases in time-dependent statistical mechanics