Deals with density, temperature, velocity and concentration fluctuations in fluids and fluid mixtures. This book reviews thermal fluctuations in equilibrium fluids on the basis of fluctuating hydrodynamics. It shows how the method of fluctuating hydrodynamics can be extended to deal with hydrodynamic fluctuations.
Jose Maria Ortiz de Zarate received a Ph.D. from the Universidad Complutense in 1991. In 1994 and 1997 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland. Currently he is a faculty member in the Applied Physics Department of the Universidad Complutense. His research interests cover both experimental and theoretical topics in thermal physics of nonequilibrium states. Jan V. Sengers received a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 1962. In 1963 he joined the National Bureau of Standards in the U.S. and in 1968 he became a faculty member at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Sengers and his co-workers have made extensive theoretical and experimental studies in the areas of critical fluctuations and of nonequilibrium fluctuations in fluids and fluid mixtures