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    DescriptionGiven the widespread interest in macroscopic phenomena in liquid crystals, stemming from their applications in displays and devices. The need has arisen for a rigorous yet accessible text suitable for graduate students, whatever their scientific background. This book satisfies that need. The approach taken in this text, is to introduce the basic continuum theory for nematic liquid crystals in equilibria, then it proceeds to simple application of this theory- in particular, there is a discussion of electrical and magnetic field effects which give rise to Freedericksz transitions, which are important in devices. This is followed by an account of dynamic theory and elementary viscometry of nemantics Discussions of backflow and flow-induced instabilities are also included. Smetic theory is also briefly introduced and summarised with some examples of equilibrium solutions as well as those with dynamic effects. A number of mathematical techniques, such as Cartesian tensors and some variational calculus, are presented in the appendices.

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    The Static and Dynamic Continuum Theory of Liquid Crystals
    A Mathematical Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Iain W. Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 351
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780748408962
    ISBN 10: 0748408967

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PDE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.1
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC subject category V2: TBJ, TGMF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26430
    BISAC V2.8: SCI060000
    BIC subject category V2: PHK, PHF
    BISAC V2.8: SCI013050
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI040000
    BIC subject category V2: PNT
    DC22: 530.429
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: TBJ, PDE, TGMF, PHK, PNT, PHF
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Publication date
    25 June 2004
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    Table of contents
    Introduction. Static Theory of Nematics. Applications of Static Theory of Nematics. Dynamic Theory of Nematics. Applications of Dynamic Theory of Nematics. Theory of Smectics. Appendices.