By L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifshitz
Publish yr note: First released 1980 by way of Butterworth-Heinemann
A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the overall ideas to provide loads of purposes of the idea.
By Sweetser D.
It's been acknowledged that one cause physics succeeds is simply because all of the phrases in an equation are tensors of an identical rank. This paintings demanding situations that assumption, providing as a substitute an built-in set of equations that are all in line with an analogous four-dimensional mathematical box of quaternions. generally this record exhibits in cookbook sort how quaternion equations are reminiscent of methods already in use. As Feynman mentioned, "whatever we're allowed to visualize in technology needs to be in step with every little thing else we all know. clean views come up simply because, in essence, tensors of alternative rank can combine in the comparable equation. The 4 Maxwell equations turn into one nonhomogeneous quaternion wave equation, and the Klein-Gordon equation is a part of a quaternion uncomplicated harmonic oscillator. there's desire of integrating normal relativity with the remainder of physics as the affine parameter clearly arises while wondering lengths of periods the place the foundation strikes. because the entire instruments used are woven from an identical mathematical cloth, the interrelationships develop into extra transparent to my eye. desire you take pleasure in.
By Shapley H.
By Mark Stenhoff B.Sc., M.Phil. (Lond.), C.Phys., M.Inst.P., F.R.A.S., F.R.Met.S. (auth.)
Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour an entire flood, and but, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles via. Ragged and fierce, or in purple whirling balls, And fires the mountains with redoubled rage. Black from the stroke, above, the smould’ring pine Stands a tragic shattered trunk; and, stretched less than, a dull crew the blasted farm animals lie. James Thompson, “The Seasons” (1727) were investigating ball lightning for greater than 20 years. I released a ball lightning document in Nature in 1976 that got around the globe exposure and that i as a result many folks wrote to me with debts in their personal reviews. inside a truly few minutes, I had gathered approximately two hundred firsthand debts, and the dossier has endured to develop progressively on account that then. numerous issues inspired me. Few of these who wrote to me had any distinctive foreknowledge of ball lightning on the time in their commentary. still, as soon as studies of different phenomena reminiscent of St. Elmo’s fireplace have been eradicated, the remainder descriptions have been remarkably constant. in addition, approximately all who contacted me have been willing to have a proof of what that they had visible and appeared totally sincere.
By Short J., Dolland J., Euler L.
By V. N. Lange
By A. Kundu
Overlaying either classical and quantum types, nonlinear integrable structures are of substantial theoretical and sensible curiosity, with purposes over a variety of themes, together with water waves, pin versions, nonlinear optics, correlated electron platforms, plasma physics, and reaction-diffusion strategies. Comprising one half on classical theories and functions and one other on quantum points, Classical and Quantum Nonlinear Integrable structures: concept and alertness stories the advances made in nonlinear integrable platforms, with emphasis at the underlying ideas instead of technical information. It varieties a great introductory textbook in addition to an invaluable reference for experts.