Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The setting of classical configuration space kinetic theory of polymeric fluids is extended by adopting the field of internal momentum into the set of independent state variables. The internal momentum predicated by the extended theory compares well with the internal momentum seen in molecular simulations. The extended theory is also shown to provide an intrinscially consistent formulation of the time evolution of macromolecules with internal friction.
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