Relevant mathematical techniques are explained in appendices. All that is required of the reader is a basic knowledge of physical chemistry, and research workers and graduates interested in colloid and interface science will welcome the wide ranging knowledge presented by the author and a team of experts. The discussions of many applications make the book of particular interest to those involved in practical research.
* Provides a general physical chemical background to interface and colloid science
* Explains and elaborates phenomena starting from basic principles and progresses to more advanced topics
* includes classical thermodynamics and the description of intermolecular interactions, partition functions, stochastic processes and dynamic light scattering
* Required mathematical techniques are described in appendices
Integral Characteristic Functions for Homogeneous Bulk Phases. Appendix 4: Differentials of Characteristic Functions for Homogeneous Bulk Phases. Appendix 5: Integral Characteristic Functions of Flat Surfaces. Appendix 6: Derivation of Macroscopic Quantities from Partition Functions. Appendix 7: Vectors and Vector
Fields. Introduction to Tensors. Appendix 8: Complex and Imaginary Quantities. Appendix 9: Hamaker Constraints. Appendix 10: Laplace and Fourier Transformations. Appendix 11: Time Correlation Functions. Subject Index.