The pressure tensor in a non-uniform fluid

J. K. Percus

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We consider a non-uniform fluid in thermal equilibrium, described by free energy as a functional of particle density. The property of locality is defined, and both local chemical potential and local pressure tensor are constructed. The former satisfies energy balance, and the latter satisfies balance of forces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-314
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 17 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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