Accession Number : AD0278248

Title :   THE STATISTICAL THEORY OF CONDENSATION

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : CHEN-TSAI,CHING-TANG

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The statistical theory of the condensation of water is treated. Efforts are made to clarify the significant role the interaction potential between particles plays on the condensation phenomenon, and to attain plausibility in mathematical arguments. In Chapter II, Mayer's theory of imperfect gases is recapitulated, and some reasonable assumptions on the pressure vs specific volume curves in the region of validity of the theory are made. In Chapter III, general properties of the pressure vs specific volume curves are discussed. By using the grand canonical ensemble method the characteristic phenomenon of condensation is mathematically derived in Chapter IV. Chapter V presents an exact mathematical treatment of the Einstein condensation to illustrate the proper limiting process of the series expressions of thermodynamic functions for infinite systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   KINETIC THEORY, STATISTICAL PROCESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE