An Elementary Course on the Continuum Theory for Nematic by G Barbero,L R Evangelista

By G Barbero,L R Evangelista

This booklet was once written to allow physicists and engineers to profit, inside a unmarried path, a few themes in variational calculus, thought of elasticity, molecular types, and floor homes of nematic fabrics. It prepares graduate scholars for stories that require an easy wisdom within the physics of nematic liquid crystals.

With this attention in brain, the authors have formulated the issues in regards to the continuum concept of liquid crystals right into a special shape. In understanding the recommendations, they've got analyzed, systematically and of course, the recommendations and strategies of variational calculus. distinctive recognition is devoted to the research of well-posed and ill-posed variational difficulties. The presence of sub-surface discontinuity within the nematic orientation is analyzed utilizing various recommendations. a whole bankruptcy is dedicated to this point of the idea of elasticity of nematic media.

Contents:

  • Variational Calculus
  • Theory of Elasticity I: Fundamentals
  • Theory of Elasticity II: Applications
  • Molecular Models
  • Subsurface Deformations in Nematics

Readership: scholars in physics and electronics engineering; physicists and engineers in nematic liquid crystals.

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