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TitleModeling in Applied Sciences [electronic resource] : A Kinetic Theory Approach / edited by Nicola Bellomo, Mario Pulvirenti
ImprintBoston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 2000
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Descript XIV, 420 p. online resource


Modeling complex biological, chemical, and physical systems, in the context of spatially heterogeneous mediums, is a challenging task for scientists and engineers using traditional methods of analysis. Modeling in Applied Sciences is a comprehensive survey of modeling large systems using kinetic equations, and in particular the Boltzmann equation and its generalizations. An interdisciplinary group of leading authorities carefully develop the foundations of kinetic models and discuss the connections and interactions between model theories, qualitative and computational analysis and real-world applications. This book provides a thoroughly accessible and lucid overview of the different aspects, models, computations, and methodology for the kinetic-theory modeling process. Topics and Features: * Integrated modeling perspective utilized in all chapters * Fluid dynamics of reacting gases * Self-contained introduction to kinetic models * Becker-Doring equations * Nonlinear kinetic models with chemical reactions * Kinetic traffic-flow models * Models of granular media * Large communication networks * Thorough discussion of numerical simulations of Boltzmann equation This new book is an essential resource for all scientists and engineers who use large-scale computations for studying the dynamics of complex systems of fluids and particles. Professionals, researchers, and postgraduates will find the book a modern and authoritative guide to the topic


1. Generalized Kinetic Models in Applied Sciences -- 2. Rapid Granular Flows: Kinetics and Hydrodynamics -- 3. Collective Behavior of One-Dimensional Granular Media -- 4. Notes on Mathematical Problems on the Dynamics of Dispersed Particles Interacting through a Fluid -- 5. The Beckerโ{128}{148}Dรถring Equations -- 6. Nonlinear Kinetic Models with Chemical Reactions -- 7. Development of Boltzmann Models in Mathematical Biology -- 8. Kinetic Traffic Flow Models -- 9. Kinetic Limits for Large Communication Networks -- 10. Numerical Simulation of the Boltzmann Equation by Particle Methods -- 10.5 References

Mathematics Applied mathematics Engineering mathematics Mechanics Mechanics Applied Fluid mechanics Mathematics Applications of Mathematics Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Engineering Fluid Dynamics


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