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J Stat Phys (2008) 130: 12171218 DOI 10.1007/s10955-008-9485-3

Summary: J Stat Phys (2008) 130: 1217­1218
DOI 10.1007/s10955-008-9485-3
J. Ortiz de Sarate, J.V. Sengers: Hydrodynamic
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, 2006
Leopoldo S. García-Colín
Received: 15 December 2007 / Accepted: 10 January 2008 / Published online: 24 January 2008
© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
Since the rather lapidal note published back in 1934 by L. Landau and G.E. Placzek using
linearized hydrodynamics to calculate the spectrum of light scattered by density fluctuations
in a dense fluid, the field of hydrodynamic fluctuations has been given considerable atten-
tion. The authors of this book provide a very complete account of the work done along these
lines for the past sixty years. It is very likely to be considered as a long awaited book in
the field after the somewhat classical books of Berne and Pecora and Boon and Yip, written
almost thirty years ago.
After an introductory chapter in which the basic concepts of non-equilibrium thermo-
dynamics are provided, the authors proceed to discuss in a very systematic way the main
subject namely, hydrodynamic fluctuations. The classical work on equilibrium fluctuations
is reviewed in chapter three and from there on they proceed to deal with non-equilibrium
fluctuations both in one-component fluids and fluid mixtures, the basic contents of Chaps. 4


Source: Anisimov, Mikhail - Institute for Physical Science and Technology & Department of Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park


Collections: Physics; Materials Science