A.S. Kompaneyets | Category: PhysicsBook Details

ISBN: 9789386677389

YOP: 2018

Pages: 600

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This authoritative volume by a renowned Russian scientist offers advanced students a thorough background in theoretical physics. The treatment’s review of basic methods takes an approach that’s as rigorous and systematic as it is practical. Chiefly devoted to mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics, this book stresses atomic, nuclear, and microscopic matters. Subjects include the quantum theories of radiation, dispersal, and scattering and the application of statistical mechanics to electromagnetic fields and crystalline bodies. Particularly strong in its coverage of statistical physics, the text examines Boltzmann statistics, Bose and Fermi distributions, Gibbs statistics, thermodynamic quantities, thermodynamic properties of ideal gases in Boltzmann statistics, fluctuations, phase equilibrium, weak solutions, chemical equilibria, and surface phenomena. Many of the 137 exercises feature complete solutions. Translated by George Yankovsky under the author’s supervision.

Part I. Mechanics

Sec. 1. Generalized Coordinates

See. 2. Lagrange’s Equation

Sec. 3. Examples of Lagrange’s Equations

Sec. 4. Conservation Laws

Sec. 5. Motion in a Central Field

Sec. 6. Collision of Particles

Sec. 7. Small Oscillations

Sec. 8. Rotating Coordinate Systems. Tnertial Forces

Sec. 9. The Dynamics of a Rigid Body

Sec. 10. General Principles of Mechanics

Part II. Electrodynamics

Sec. 11. Vector Analysis

Sec. 12. The Electromagnetic Field. Maxwell’s Equations

Sec. 13. The Action Principle for the Electromagnetic Field

Sec. 14. The Electrostatics of Point Charges. Slowly Varying Fields

Sec. 15. The Magnetostatics of Point Charges

Sec. 16. Electrodynamics of Material Media

Sec. 17; Plane Electromagnetic Waves

Sec. 18. Transmission of Signals. Almost Plane Waves

Sec. 19. The Emission of Electromagnetic Waves

Sec. 20. The Theory of Relativity

Sec. 21. Relativistic Dynamics

Part III. Quantum Mechanics

Sec. 22. The Inadequacy of Classical Mechanics. The Analogy Between Mechanics and Geometrical Optics

Sec. 23. Electron Diffraction

Sec. 24. The Wave Equation

Sec. 25. Certain Problems of Quantum Mechanics

Sec. 26. Harmonic Oscillatory Motion in Quantum Mechanics (Linear Harmonic Oscillator)

Sec. 27. Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field

Sec. 28. Quasi-Classical Approximation

Sec. 29. Operators in Quantum Mechanics

Sec. 30. Expansions into Wave Functions

Sec. 31. Motion in a Central Field

Sec. 32. Electron Spin

Sec. 33. Many-Electron Systems

Sec. 34. The Quantum Theory of Radiation

Sec. 35. The Atom in a Constant External Field

Sec. 36. Quantum Theory of Dispersion

Sec. 37. Quantum Theory of Scattering

Sec. 38. The Relativistic Wave Equation for an Electron

Part IV. Statistical Physics

Sec. 39. The Equilibrium Distribution of Molecules in an Ideal Gas

Sec. 40. Boltzmann Statistics (Translational Motion of a Molecule. Gas in an External Field)

Sec. 41. Boltzmann Statistics (Vibrational and Rotational Molecular Motion)

Sec. 42. The Application of Statistics to the Electromagnetic Field and to Crystalline Bodies

Sec. 43. Bose Distribution

Sec. 44. Fermi Distribution

Sec. 45. Gibbs Statistics

Sec. 46. Thermodynamic Quantities

Sec. 47. The Thermodynamic Properties of Ideal Gases in Boltzmann Statistics

Sec. 48. Fluctuations

Sec. 49. Phase Equilibrium

Sec. 50. Weak Solutions

Sec. 51. Chemical Equilibria

Sec. 52. Surface Phenomena

This authoritative volume by a renowned Russian scientist offers advanced students a thorough background in theoretical physics. The treatment’s review of basic methods takes an approach that’s as rigorous and systematic as it is practical. Chiefly devoted to mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics, this book stresses atomic, nuclear, and microscopic matters. Subjects include the quantum theories of radiation, dispersal, and scattering and the application of statistical mechanics to electromagnetic fields and crystalline bodies. Particularly strong in its coverage of statistical physics, the text examines Boltzmann statistics, Bose and Fermi distributions, Gibbs statistics, thermodynamic quantities, thermodynamic properties of ideal gases in Boltzmann statistics, fluctuations, phase equilibrium, weak solutions, chemical equilibria, and surface phenomena. Many of the 137 exercises feature complete solutions. Translated by George Yankovsky under the author’s supervision.

Part I. Mechanics

Sec. 1. Generalized Coordinates

See. 2. Lagrange’s Equation

Sec. 3. Examples of Lagrange’s Equations

Sec. 4. Conservation Laws

Sec. 5. Motion in a Central Field

Sec. 6. Collision of Particles

Sec. 7. Small Oscillations

Sec. 8. Rotating Coordinate Systems. Tnertial Forces

Sec. 9. The Dynamics of a Rigid Body

Sec. 10. General Principles of Mechanics

Part II. Electrodynamics

Sec. 11. Vector Analysis

Sec. 12. The Electromagnetic Field. Maxwell’s Equations

Sec. 13. The Action Principle for the Electromagnetic Field

Sec. 14. The Electrostatics of Point Charges. Slowly Varying Fields

Sec. 15. The Magnetostatics of Point Charges

Sec. 16. Electrodynamics of Material Media

Sec. 17; Plane Electromagnetic Waves

Sec. 18. Transmission of Signals. Almost Plane Waves

Sec. 19. The Emission of Electromagnetic Waves

Sec. 20. The Theory of Relativity

Sec. 21. Relativistic Dynamics

Part III. Quantum Mechanics

Sec. 22. The Inadequacy of Classical Mechanics. The Analogy Between Mechanics and Geometrical Optics

Sec. 23. Electron Diffraction

Sec. 24. The Wave Equation

Sec. 25. Certain Problems of Quantum Mechanics

Sec. 26. Harmonic Oscillatory Motion in Quantum Mechanics (Linear Harmonic Oscillator)

Sec. 27. Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field

Sec. 28. Quasi-Classical Approximation

Sec. 29. Operators in Quantum Mechanics

Sec. 30. Expansions into Wave Functions

Sec. 31. Motion in a Central Field

Sec. 32. Electron Spin

Sec. 33. Many-Electron Systems

Sec. 34. The Quantum Theory of Radiation

Sec. 35. The Atom in a Constant External Field

Sec. 36. Quantum Theory of Dispersion

Sec. 37. Quantum Theory of Scattering

Sec. 38. The Relativistic Wave Equation for an Electron

Part IV. Statistical Physics

Sec. 39. The Equilibrium Distribution of Molecules in an Ideal Gas

Sec. 40. Boltzmann Statistics (Translational Motion of a Molecule. Gas in an External Field)

Sec. 41. Boltzmann Statistics (Vibrational and Rotational Molecular Motion)

Sec. 42. The Application of Statistics to the Electromagnetic Field and to Crystalline Bodies

Sec. 43. Bose Distribution

Sec. 44. Fermi Distribution

Sec. 45. Gibbs Statistics

Sec. 46. Thermodynamic Quantities

Sec. 47. The Thermodynamic Properties of Ideal Gases in Boltzmann Statistics

Sec. 48. Fluctuations

Sec. 49. Phase Equilibrium

Sec. 50. Weak Solutions

Sec. 51. Chemical Equilibria

Sec. 52. Surface Phenomena

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