### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Place of Publication | London, UK |

Number of pages | 360 |

Publication status | Published - 2004 |

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### Keywords

- mathematics
- dynamic continuum theory
- liquid crystals
- macroscopic phenomena

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*The static and dynamic continuum theory of liquid crystals*. London, UK.

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*The static and dynamic continuum theory of liquid crystals*. London, UK.

**The static and dynamic continuum theory of liquid crystals.** / Stewart, I.W.

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T1 - The static and dynamic continuum theory of liquid crystals

AU - Stewart, I.W.

PY - 2004

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N2 - Widespread interest in macroscopic phenomena in liquid crystals stemming from applications in displays and devices has led to a need for a rigorous yet accessible text suitable for graduate students, whatever their scientific background. Filling that need, this book introduces the basic continuum theory for nematic liquid crystals in equilibria, then proceeds to simple applications of this theory. It includes a discussion of electrical and magnetic field effects that give rise to Freedericksz transitions, followed by an account of dynamic theory and elementary viscometry of nemantics. Background mathematics, such as Cartesian tensors and some variational calculus, are presented in the appendices.

AB - Widespread interest in macroscopic phenomena in liquid crystals stemming from applications in displays and devices has led to a need for a rigorous yet accessible text suitable for graduate students, whatever their scientific background. Filling that need, this book introduces the basic continuum theory for nematic liquid crystals in equilibria, then proceeds to simple applications of this theory. It includes a discussion of electrical and magnetic field effects that give rise to Freedericksz transitions, followed by an account of dynamic theory and elementary viscometry of nemantics. Background mathematics, such as Cartesian tensors and some variational calculus, are presented in the appendices.

KW - mathematics

KW - dynamic continuum theory

KW - liquid crystals

KW - macroscopic phenomena

M3 - Book

SN - 0748408959

BT - The static and dynamic continuum theory of liquid crystals

CY - London, UK

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