A historic snapshot of the field of plasma physics, this fifty-year-old volume offers an edited collection of papers by pioneering experts in the field. In addition to assisting students in their understanding of the foundations of classical plasma physics, it provides a source of historic context fo... read more
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Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge by Niels Bohr Articles and speeches by the Nobel Prize–winning physicist, dating from 1934 to 1958, offer philosophical explorations of the relevance of atomic physics to many areas of human endeavor. 1961 edition.
Atomic Physics: 8th Edition by Max Born Nobel Laureate's lucid treatment of kinetic theory of gases, elementary particles, nuclear atom, wave-corpuscles, atomic structure and spectral lines, much more. Over 40 appendices, bibliography.
A Collection of Problems in Mathematical Physics by B. M Budak, A. Samarskii, A. N. Tikhonov Outstanding, wide-ranging material on classification and reduction to canonical form of second-order differential equations; hyperbolic, parabolic, elliptic equations, more. Bibliography.
Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern Physics by Max Jammer Rigorous, concise, and provocative monograph analyzes the ancient concept of mass, the neoplatonic concept of inertia, the modern concept of mass, mass and energy, and much more. 1964 edition.
Curvature in Mathematics and Physics by Shlomo Sternberg Expert treatment introduces semi-Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein's theory of general relativity, using the Cartan exterior calculus as a principal tool. Prerequisites include linear algebra and advanced calculus. 2012 edition.
Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics by Max Planck Landmark lectures (1909) by Nobel Prize winner deal with application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation, principle of least action, relativity theory, more. 1915 edition.
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Equations of Mathematical Physics by A. N. Tikhonov, A. A. Samarskii Thorough, rigorous advanced-undergraduate to graduate-level treatment of problems leading to partial differential equations. Hyperbolic, parabolic, elliptic equations; wave propagation in space, heat conduction in space, more. Problems. Appendixes.
The Functions of Mathematical Physics by Harry Hochstadt Comprehensive text provides a detailed treatment of orthogonal polynomials, principal properties of the gamma function, hypergeometric functions, Legendre functions, confluent hypergeometric functions, and Hill's equation.
Fundamentals of Mathematical Physics by Edgar A. Kraut Indispensable for students of modern physics, this text provides the necessary background in mathematics to study the concepts of electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics. 1967 edition.
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Nonstandard Methods in Stochastic Analysis and Mathematical Physics by Sergio Albeverio, Jens Erik Fenstad, Raphael Høegh-Krohn, Tom Lindstrøm Two-part treatment begins with a self-contained introduction to the subject, followed by applications to stochastic analysis and mathematical physics. "A welcome addition." — Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 1986 edition.
Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics by S. L. Sobolev Unusually accessible introduction to equations used to investigate many physical problems. Detailed, precise coverage of Riemann method, Lebesgue integration, Green's function, many other topics. Only knowledge of elementary analysis required. 1964 edition.
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Physics and Philosophy by Sir James H. Jeans A noted scientist illuminates the intertwined paths of philosophy and science from Plato to the present, and examines the transition from Newtonian classical mechanics to modern relativistic physics.
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Physics of Waves by William C. Elmore, Mark A. Heald Ideal as a classroom text or for individual study, this unique one-volume overview of classical wave theory covers wave phenomena of acoustics, optics, electromagnetic radiations, and more.
Problems and Solutions in Quantum Chemistry and Physics by Charles S. Johnson, Jr., Lee G. Pedersen Unusually varied problems, with detailed solutions, cover quantum mechanics, wave mechanics, angular momentum, molecular spectroscopy, scattering theory, more. 280 problems, plus 139 supplementary exercises.
Quantum Mechanics for Applied Physics and Engineering by Albert T. Fromhold, Jr. For upper-level undergraduates and graduate students: an introduction to the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, emphasizing aspects essential to an understanding of solid-state theory. Numerous problems (and selected answers), projects, exercises.
Statistical Physics by Gregory H. Wannier Classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in one unified presentation. Topics include equilibrium statistics of special systems, kinetic theory, transport coefficients, and fluctuations. Problems with solutions. 1966 edition.
Symmetry Principles in Solid State and Molecular Physics by Melvin Lax High-level text applies group theory to physics problems, develops methods for solving molecular vibration problems and for determining the form of crystal tensors, develops translational properties of crystals, more. 1974 edition.
Theoretical Nuclear Physics by John M. Blatt, Victor F. Weisskopf An uncommonly clear and cogent investigation and correlation of key aspects of theoretical nuclear physics by leading experts: the nucleus, nuclear forces, nuclear spectroscopy, two-, three- and four-body problems, nuclear reactions, beta-decay and nuclear shell structure.
Theoretical Physics by Georg Joos, Ira M. Freeman Classic treatise covers mathematical topics needed by theoretical and experimental physicists (vector analysis, calculus of variations, etc.), followed by coverage of mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics.
Theoretical Physics: Second Edition by A. S. Kompaneyets Rigorous, systematic study by renowned physicist offers advanced students a thorough background in mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. Numerous exercises, many with complete solutions. 1961 edition.
A historic snapshot of the field of plasma physics, this fifty-year-old volume offers an edited collection of papers by pioneering experts in the field. In addition to assisting students in their understanding of the foundations of classical plasma physics, it provides a source of historic context for modern physicists. Highly successful upon its initial publication, this book was the standard text on plasma physics throughout the 1960s and 70s. Hailed by Science magazine as a "well executed venture," the three-part treatment ranges from basic plasma theory to magnetohydrodynamics and microwave plasma physics. Highlights include Klimontovich's article on quantum plasmas, Buneman's writings on how to distinguish between attenuating and amplifying waves, and Yoler's clear and cogent review of magnetohydrodynamics. Professional atomic and plasma physicists and all students of plasma physics will appreciate this historic resource.
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