Synopses & Reviews
This second edition is extensively revised from the author's successful "A Primer of Diffusion Problems" (Wiley, 1988), and includes new exercises, three new appendices, and a new chapter on surface rate limitation and segregation. The goal of Diffusion Phenomena remains the same, which is to teach basic aspects of and methods of solution for diffusion phenomena through physical examples. In this introductory text, the emphasisis placed on modeling and methodology that bridge the gap between physico-chemical statements of certain kinetic processes and their reduction to diffusion problems. This concise and readable, yet authoritative book will appeal to physicists, chemists, biologists, and applied mathematicians studying diffusion regardless of origin of the phenomena or application.
Review
"The new edition has been revised extensively; it contains new exercises, three new appendices, and a new chapter entitled 'Surface Rate Limitations and Segregation' . . . this is a highly readable, excellent introduction to diffusion processes and the diffusion equation. It would be useful as a text for an upper division undergraduate course or graduate course in modeling, or in a special topics course on diffusion itself."
Siam Review, 44:3 (2003)
Synopsis
This book is a second edition of the one that was published by John Wiley & Sons in 1988. The author's intention remains the same in this edition, which is to teach basic aspects of, and methods of solution for diffusion phenomena through physical examples. The emphasis is on modeling and methodology. This book seeks to bridge the gap between physico-chemical statements of certain kinetic processes and their reduction to diffusion problems. It should also constitute a consistent introduction to diffusion phenomena, whatever their origin or further application.
About the Author
Richard Ghez worked for more than twenty years in IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, and has been teaching in the Technion's Department of Materials Science for the past fifteen years. He has served as an Editor for the Journal of Crystal Growth, and is the author of approximately 100 scientific papers.
Table of Contents
-Preface. -Preface to the first edition.
-The Diffusion Equation.
-Steady-State Examples.
-Diffusion Under External Forces. -Simple Time-Dependent Examples.
-An Introduction to Similarity.
-Surface Rate Limitations and Segregation.
-A User's Guide to the Laplace Transform.
-Further Time-Dependent Examples. -Appendices. -Index.