By G Barbero,L R Evangelista

This e-book used to be written to permit physicists and engineers to profit, inside a unmarried path, a few subject matters in variational calculus, idea of elasticity, molecular types, and floor houses of nematic fabrics. It prepares graduate scholars for experiences that require an easy wisdom within the physics of nematic liquid crystals.

With this attention in brain, the authors have formulated the issues about the continuum concept of liquid crystals right into a particular shape. In figuring out the ideas, they've got analyzed, systematically and of course, the concepts and techniques of variational calculus. certain cognizance 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 diversified innovations. an entire bankruptcy is dedicated to this point of the idea of elasticity of nematic media.


  • 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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