Mechanics

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Author: L D Landau,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080503470

Category: Science

Page: 224

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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.

Course of Theoretical Physics

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

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483103374

Category: Science

Page: 562

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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.

Statistical Physics

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Author: L D Landau,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080570461

Category: Science

Page: 544

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A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.

Fluid Mechanics

Landau and Lifshitz: Course of Theoretical Physics

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Author: L D Landau,E. M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483161048

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 554

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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.

Quantum Mechanics

Non-Relativistic Theory

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Author: L D Landau,E. M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483149129

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Quantum Mechanics, Third Edition: Non-relativistic Theory is devoted to non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The theory of the addition of angular momenta, collision theory, and the theory of symmetry are examined, together with spin, nuclear structure, motion in a magnetic field, and diatomic and polyatomic molecules. This book is comprised of 18 chapters and begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, with emphasis on the uncertainty principle, the principle of superposition, and operators, as well as the continuous spectrum and the wave function. The following chapters explore energy and momentum; Schrödinger's equation; angular momentum; and motion in a centrally symmetric field and in a magnetic field. Perturbation theory, spin, and the properties of quasi-classical systems are also considered. The remaining chapters deal with the identity of particles, atoms, and diatomic and polyatomic molecules. The final two chapters describe elastic and inelastic collisions. This monograph will be a valuable source of information for physicists.

Course of Theoretical Physics

Physical Kinetics

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Author: L. P. Pitaevskii,E.M. Lifshitz,J. B. Sykes

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483285413

Category: Science

Page: 465

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The approach to physical kinetics is closely integrated with that of other branches of physics as presented in the companion volumes of this series. The major part of the contents is concerned with a systematic development of the theory of plasmas, the authority being firmly rooted in the pioneer work of Landau. Although the main scope concerns fully ionized gaseous plasmas, corresponding results are also given for partially ionized plasmas, relativistic plasmas, degenerate or non-ideal plasmas and solid state plasmas. Problems (with answers) are to be found in the text. This work completes the Course of Theoretical Physics begun over 20 years ago

Advances in Theoretical Physics

Proceedings of the Landau Birthday Symposium, Copenhagen, 13-17 June 1988

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Author: Alan H. Luther

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483286959

Category: Science

Page: 264

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At Copenhagen in June 1988, the 80th Anniversary of the birth of L D Landau, the much respected Soviet physicist and author of the Course on Theoretical Physics, published by Pergamon Press, was celebrated with an International Symposium in his honour. The papers presented at that meeting are published here, providing an overview of recent progress in theoretical physics, covering super-string theories, chaos, high Tc superconductivity and biomolecules.

Theory of Elasticity

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Author: L D Landau,L. P. Pitaevskii,A. M. Kosevich,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080570690

Category: Science

Page: 195

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A comprehensive textbook covering not only the ordinary theory of the deformation of solids, but also some topics not usually found in textbooks on the subject, such as thermal conduction and viscosity in solids.