Author: Lev Davidovich Landau,Evgeniĭ Mikhaĭlovich Lifshit︠s︡

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: Science

Page: 165

View: 2928

Course of Theoretical Physics


Author: L. D. Landau,E. M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483103374

Category: Science

Page: 562

View: 4903

Statistical Physics, Third Edition, Part 1: Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 5 is a 15-chapter text that covers some theoretical physics-related topics, including thermodynamics, ideal gases, phase equilibrium, and chemical reactions. This volume deals with the properties of gases, the thermodynamics of a degenerate plasma, liquid crystals, the fluctuation theory of phase transitions, and critical phenomena. Other chapters discuss the topics of solids, symmetry of crystals, and the theory of rreducible representations of space groups as applied to physics of the crystal state. This volume also explores the fluctuation-dissipation theorem; the Fermi and Bose distributions; non-ideal gases; phase equilibrium; and solutions. This book is of great value to theoretical physicists, researchers, and students.

Fluid Mechanics

Landau and Lifshitz: Course of Theoretical Physics


Author: L D Landau,E. M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483161048

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 554

View: 9461

Fluid Mechanics, Second Edition deals with fluid mechanics, that is, the theory of the motion of liquids and gases. Topics covered range from ideal fluids and viscous fluids to turbulence, boundary layers, thermal conduction, and diffusion. Surface phenomena, sound, and shock waves are also discussed, along with gas flow, combustion, superfluids, and relativistic fluid dynamics. This book is comprised of 16 chapters and begins with an overview of the fundamental equations of fluid dynamics, including Euler's equation and Bernoulli's equation. The reader is then introduced to the equations of motion of a viscous fluid; energy dissipation in an incompressible fluid; damping of gravity waves; and the mechanism whereby turbulence occurs. The following chapters explore the laminar boundary layer; thermal conduction in fluids; dynamics of diffusion of a mixture of fluids; and the phenomena that occur near the surface separating two continuous media. The energy and momentum of sound waves; the direction of variation of quantities in a shock wave; one- and two-dimensional gas flow; and the intersection of surfaces of discontinuity are also also considered. This monograph will be of interest to theoretical physicists.



Author: L D Landau,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080503470

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1736

Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, the subject is based mainly on Galileo's principle of relativity and Hamilton's principle of least action. The exposition is simple and leads to the most complete direct means of solving problems in mechanics. The final sections on adiabatic invariants have been revised and augmented. In addition a short biography of L D Landau has been inserted.

General Physics

Mechanics and Molecular Physics


Author: L D Landau,A. I. Akhiezer,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483285189

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 4391

Presents, at a level suitable for undergraduates and technical college students, the basic physical theory of mechanics and the molecular structure of matter. The material contained in the work should correspond quite closely to courses of lectures given to undergraduate students of physics in Britain and America.


Non-relativistic Theory


Author: Lev Davidovich Landau,Evgeniĭ Mikhaĭlovich Lifshit︠s︡

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750635394

Category: Science

Page: 677

View: 3435

This edition has been completely revised to include some 20% of new material. Important recent developments such as the theory of Regge poles are now included. Many problems with solutions have been added to those already contained in the book.

Quantum Electrodynamics


Author: V B Berestetskii,L. P. Pitaevskii,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080503462

Category: Science

Page: 667

View: 5785

Several significant additions have been made to the second edition, including the operator method of calculating the bremsstrahlung cross-section, the calcualtion of the probabilities of photon-induced pair production and photon decay in a magnetic field, the asymptotic form of the scattering amplitudes at high energies, inelastic scattering of electrons by hadrons, and the transformation of electron-positron pairs into hadrons.

Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics


Author: V.I. Arnol'd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475720637

Category: Mathematics

Page: 520

View: 9504

This book constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the beginning, examining basic problems in dynamics like the theory of oscillations and the Hamiltonian formalism. The author emphasizes geometrical considerations and includes phase spaces and flows, vector fields, and Lie groups. Discussion includes qualitative methods of the theory of dynamical systems and of asymptotic methods like averaging and adiabatic invariance.

A Course in Theoretical Physics


Author: P. John Shepherd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118516923

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 6735

This book is a comprehensive account of five extended modules covering the key branches of twentieth-century theoretical physics, taught by the author over a period of three decades to students on bachelor and master university degree courses in both physics and theoretical physics. The modules cover nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, thermal and statistical physics, many-body theory, classical field theory (including special relativity and electromagnetism), and, finally, relativistic quantum mechanics and gauge theories of quark and lepton interactions, all presented in a single, self-contained volume. In a number of universities, much of the material covered (for example, on Einstein’s general theory of relativity, on the BCS theory of superconductivity, and on the Standard Model, including the theory underlying the prediction of the Higgs boson) is taught in postgraduate courses to beginning PhD students. A distinctive feature of the book is that full, step-by-step mathematical proofs of all essential results are given, enabling a student who has completed a high-school mathematics course and the first year of a university physics degree course to understand and appreciate the derivations of very many of the most important results of twentieth-century theoretical physics.

The Classical Theory of Fields


Author: L D Landau

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293289

Category: Science

Page: 417

View: 8238

Translated from the 6th Russian edition, this latest edition contains seven new sections with chapters on General Relativity, Gravitational Waves and Relativistic Cosmology, where Professor Lifshitz's interests lay. The text of the 3rd English edition has been thoroughly revised and additional problems inserted

What Is Relativity?


Author: L. D. Landau,G. B. Rumer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486163482

Category: Science

Page: 80

View: 5295

Written by a Nobel Prize physicist and his colleague, this compelling book uses familiar objects (trains, rulers, clocks) to illuminate the more subtle aspects of relativity. 23 illustrations. 1959 edition.

Theoretical Physics 1

Classical Mechanics


Author: Wolfgang Nolting

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319401084

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 4089

Der Grundkurs Theoretische Physik deckt in sieben Bänden alle für Diplom- und Bachelor/Master-Studiengänge maßgeblichen Gebiete ab. Jeder Band vermittelt das im jeweiligen Semester nötige theoretisch-physikalische Rüstzeug. Übungsaufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen dienen der Vertiefung des Stoffs. Band 1 behandelt die klassische Mechanik. Vorausgesetzt wird nur die übliche Schulmathematik, andere mathematische Hilfsmittel werden zu Beginn ausführlich erläutert. Die zweifarbig gestaltete Neuauflage wurde grundlegend überarbeitet und ergänzt.

Foundations of Mechanics


Author: Ralph Abraham,Jerrold E. Marsden

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821844385

Category: Mathematics

Page: 826

View: 9870

Undoubtedly [the book] will be for years the standard reference on symplectic geometry, analytical mechanics and symplectic methods in mathematical physics. --Zentralblatt fur Mathematik For many years, this book has been viewed as a classic treatment of geometric mechanics. It is known for its broad exposition of the subject, with many features that cannot be found elsewhere. The book is recommended as a textbook and as a basic reference work for the foundations of differentiable and Hamiltonian dynamics.

The Theoretical Minimum

What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics


Author: Leonard Susskind,George Hrabovsky

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465038921

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8050

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013 If you ever regretted not taking physics in college--or simply want to know how to think like a physicist--this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, lucid, and concise, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

Classical Dynamics

A Contemporary Approach


Author: Jorge V. José,Eugene J. Saletan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139643398

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 3627

Advances in the study of dynamical systems have revolutionized the way that classical mechanics is taught and understood. Classical Dynamics, first published in 1998, is a comprehensive textbook that provides a complete description of this fundamental branch of physics. The authors cover all the material that one would expect to find in a standard graduate course: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, canonical transformations, the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, perturbation methods, and rigid bodies. They also deal with more advanced topics such as the relativistic Kepler problem, Liouville and Darboux theorems, and inverse and chaotic scattering. A key feature of the book is the early introduction of geometric (differential manifold) ideas, as well as detailed treatment of topics in nonlinear dynamics (such as the KAM theorem) and continuum dynamics (including solitons). The book contains many worked examples and over 200 homework exercises. It will be an ideal textbook for graduate students of physics, applied mathematics, theoretical chemistry, and engineering, as well as a useful reference for researchers in these fields. A solutions manual is available exclusively for instructors.

Electrodynamics of Continuous Media


Author: L D Landau,J. S. Bell,M. J. Kearsley,L. P. Pitaevskii,E.M. Lifshitz,J. B. Sykes

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293750

Category: Science

Page: 1341

View: 773

Covers the theory of electromagnetic fields in matter, and the theory of the macroscopic electric and magnetic properties of matter. There is a considerable amount of new material particularly on the theory of the magnetic properties of matter and the theory of optical phenomena with new chapters on spatial dispersion and non-linear optics. The chapters on ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism and on magnetohydrodynamics have been substantially enlarged and eight other chapters have additional sections.

Classical Mechanics


Author: Herbert Goldstein,Charles Patton Poole (Jr.),John L. Safko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292026558

Category: Engineering

Page: 638

View: 8451

This classic text enables students to make connections between classical and modern physics - an indispensable part of a physicist's education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the text to include the latest topics, applications, and notation, to reflect today's physics curriculum. They introduce students to the increasingly important role that nonlinearities play in contemporary applications of classical mechanics. New numerical exercises help students to develop skills in how to use computer techniques to solve problems in physics. Mathematical techniques are presented in detail so that the text remains fully accessible to students who have not had an intermediate course in classical mechanics.