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By David C. Johnston

The van der Waals mean-field conception of fluids was once formulated through Johannes Diderik van der Waals in 1873 and augmented via Maxwell in 1875. it's the first idea that predicts a section transition from interactions among debris. despite the fact that, the thermodynamic houses of fluids (gases or drinks) derived from the van der Waals equation of kingdom and loose strength haven't been completely studied formerly. This ebook is a complete exposition of the thermodynamic houses of the van der Waals fluid, which incorporates a evaluation of prior interact with presentation the author's fresh huge reports. the most objective of the ebook is to supply a graphical assessment of the numerous fascinating and numerous thermodynamic homes of the van der Waals fluid via plots of those homes as opposed to quite a few autonomous parameters. the information for those plots are received from formulation derived herein, a few of that have formerly seemed within the literature. Many effects now not amenable to graphical representation also are included.

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