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Hydrodynamic limit

  1. Jun 1, 2012 #1
    Hi there, does any of you know a place where I can find the derivation of the hydrodynamic equations (navier stokes, etc) starting from interacting particles? I need this done in a pedantic way as I have to deal with the case in which the free streaming length is of the same order of the averaging box, which is not the case in standard text books.


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  3. Jun 1, 2012 #2


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    I'm not familiar with the terminology "free streaming length" but the Navier-Stokes equations assume a continuous medium, so they aren't derived from individual particle collisions.
  4. Jun 1, 2012 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    Chaikin and Lubensky's book "Principles of Condensed Matter Physics" has a derivation, as does Boon and Yip, "Molecular Hydrodynamics" and to some degree Brenner and Edwards "Macrotransport Processes". I wouldn't claim to fully understand the material, tho.
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