Boltzmann's kinetic equation; Solution methods for the linearized Boltzmann equation; Introduction to dilute polyatomic gases; The generalized Boltzmann equation; Solution of the kinetic equation for polyatomic gases; Field-free transport coefficients of molecular gases; The effect of external fields on transport phenomena; Anomalous field-effects; Directly observable non-equilibrium polarizations; Light scattering; Spectroscopic phenomena; Index.
'a comprehensive research level treatise on transport phenomena in dilute gases' J.N.L. Connor, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 1992 'contains some of the most interesting and subtle developments in the study of transport phenomena i.e. kinetic theory ... The book is well written and contains an enormous amount of detailed information for someone wishing to do research in the area of transport phenomena in polyatomic gases. For the serious student of transport processes it should ... be very valuable indeed. The text and figures are well done and the book could not be considered expensive by present day standards.' Dr K. Burnett, University of Oxford, Contemporary Physics, 1992, Volume 33, number 1