By Ya. B. Zel'dovich, Yu. P. Raizer
High temperatures elicit various reactions in gases, together with elevated molecular vibrations, dissociation, chemical reactions, ionization, and radiation of sunshine. as well as affecting the movement of the gasoline, those approaches may end up in alterations of composition and electric houses, in addition to optical phenomena.
These and different techniques of maximum stipulations — corresponding to take place in explosions, in supersonic flight, in very powerful electric discharges, and in different situations — are the point of interest of this extraordinary textual content by way of prime physicists of the previous Soviet Union. The authors deal completely with the entire crucial actual impacts at the dynamics and thermodynamics of constant media, weaving jointly fabric from such disciplines as gasoline dynamics, shock-wave concept, thermodynamics and statistical physics, molecular physics, spectroscopy, radiation concept, astrophysics, solid-state physics, and different fields.
This quantity, uniquely entire within the box of high-temperature fuel physics and gasoline dynamics, used to be edited and annotated through Wallace D. Hayes and Ronald F. Probstein, top experts at the circulation of gases at very excessive speeds. it really is quite well matched to the desires of graduate scholars in physics, in addition to professors, engineers, and researchers.