"Tom Witten has written a splendid introduction to the subject, with three strong themes indicated by the subtitle....The text is elegantly laid out and well complemented by illustrations." --Europhysics News
"Keeping mathematics to a minimum, the book seeks the simplest explanations that account for the distinctive scaling properties of these fluids ... The book aims for simplicity, unity and depth not found in previous treatments and includes numerous figures, tables and problems. It will therefore be an ideal textbook for teaching undergraduates in physical science how to understand soft matter, but will also be of interest to industrial scientists, who want to gain a broader understanding of soft matter systems." --The DKI Literature Database on Polymers
".. the book is very readable, and it can be easily adapted for a one-semester or a one-quarter course ... Structured Fluids belongs on one's shelf beside recent works by Paul Chaikin and Tom Lubensky, Jacob Israelachvili, and Ronald Larson." --Science
About the Author
Thomas A. Witten was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan and a staff scientist at Exxon Research and Engineering before joining the University of Chicago in 1989 as a professor of physics.