Editor: John C. Crepeau

Jožef Stefan: His Scientific Legacy on the 175th Anniversary of His Birth

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $138
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-60805-608-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-477-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080547701130101


Most scientists and engineers are familiar with the name Josef Stefan primarily from the Stefan-Boltzmann law, which relates the amount of energy transferred by radiation to the absolute temperature raised to the fourth power. Stefan determined this law from experimental data, and it was later theoretically verified by his former student, Ludwig Boltzmann. However, it is interesting to know that this is the same Stefan who lent his name to the solid-liquid phase change problem, and concepts related to molecular diffusion and convective motion driven by surface evaporation or ablation. Stefan counted among his students Sigmund Freud, who was so inspired by his physics instructor that he incorporated scientific methods into psychoanalysis. This invaluable book details not only Josef Stefan’s original contributions in these areas, but the current state-of-the-art of his pioneering work.


John C. Crepeau
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho

Marc Assael
Professor and Director
Laboratory of Thermophysical Properties & Environmental Processes
Department of Chemical Engineering
Aristotle University

John C. Crepeau
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho

Wojciech Lipiński
Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota

Jovan Mitrovic
Professor, Faculty for Production and Management Trebinje
University of East Sarajevo
Republic of Srpska
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arunn Narasimhan
Associate Professor, Heat Transfer and Thermal
Power Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Wolfgang Reiter
Vice President, Erwin Schrödinger International
Institute for Mathematical Physics

Janez Strnad
Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
University of Ljubljana

Kees Vuik
Professor of Numerical Analysis
Scientific Director of 3TU.AMI Applied Mathematics Institute
Director of the Delft Centre for Computational Science and Engineering
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

William Wakeham
Fellow of the Royal Society of Engineering
President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Southhampton and former Professor
Chair of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College


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