This is a book on the dissipative dynamics of ordered fluids, with a particular focus on liquid crystals. It covers a whole range of different theories, mainly concerned with nematic liquid crystals in both their chiral and nonchiral variants. The authors begin by giving a detailed account of the molecular origins of orientational order in fluids.
|Number of pages||334|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- dissipative ordered fluids
- liquid crystals
- mathematical analysis