This important book provides an introduction to the liquid state. A qualitative description of liquid properties is first given, followed by detailed chapters on thermodynamics, liquid structure in relation to interaction forces and transport properties such as diffusion and viscosity. Treatment of complex fluids such as anisotropic liquid crystals and polymers, and of technically important topics such as non-Newtonian and turbulent flows, is included. Surface properties and characteristics of the liquid-vapour critical point are also discussed. While the book focuses on classical liquids, the final chapter deals with quantal fluids.
Contents: Qualitative Description of Liquid Properties; Excluded Volume, Free Volume and Hard Sphere Packing; Thermodynamics, Equipartition of Energy and Some Scaling Properties; Structure, Forces and Thermodynamics; Diffusion; Viscosity; Heat Transport; Chemical Short-Range Order: Molten Salts and Some Metal Alloys; Bonds, Rings and Chains; Supercooling and the Glassy State; Non-Newtonian Fluids; Turbulence; Liquid-Vapour Interface; Quantum Fluids.