A Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 1: Fundamental Laws - Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics [1]

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A Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 1: Fundamental Laws - Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics [1]

Table of contents :
Front Cover
Front Jacket: About the author
Title Page
PREFACE
CONTENTS
PART I MECHANICS
1 GENERAL REMARKS
2 LAGRANGE EQUATIONS
3 EXAMPLES OF CONSTRUCTING THE LAGRANGE EQUATIONS
4 CONSERVATION LAWS
5 MOTION IN A CENTRAL FIELD
6 COLLISION OF PARTICLES
7 SMALL OSCILLATIONS
8 NONINERTIAL FRAMES OF REFERENCE
9 DYNAMICS OF RIGID BODIES
10 HAMILTON’S EQUATIONS AND THE HAMILTON-JACOBI EQUATION
PART II ELECTRODYNAMICS
11 VECTOR ANALYSIS
12 MAXWELL’S EQUATIONS
13 EINSTEIN’S RELATIVITY PRINCIPLE
14 RELATIVISTIC MECHANICS
15 ACTION OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD
16 ELECTROSTATICS OF POINT CHARGES
17 MAGNETOSTATICS OF POINT CHARGES
18 PLANE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
19 TRANSMISSION OF SIGNALS. ALMOST PLANE WAVES
20 THE EMISSION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
PART III QUANTUM MECHANICS
21 THE INADEQUACY OF CLASSICAL MECHANICS. THE ANALOGY BETWEEN CLASSICAL MECHANICS AND GEOMETRICAL OPTICS
22 ELECTRON DIFFRACTION
23 THE WAVE EQUATION
24 OPERATORS IN QUANTUM MECHANICS
25 EXPANSIONS IN WAVE FUNCTIONS
26 TRANSFORMATION OF INDEPENDENT VARIABLES
28 SOME PROBLEMS IN COORDINATE REPRESENTATION
29 MOTION IN A CENTRAL POTENTIAL
30 ELECTRON SPIN
31 THE QUASI-CLASSICAL APPROXIMATION
32 PERTURBATION THEORY
33 MANY-ELECTRON SYSTEM. THE ATOM
34DIATOMIC MOLECULES
35 THE QUANTUM THEORY OF SCATTERING
36 THE QUANTUM THEORY OF RADIATION
37 THE DIRAC EQUATION
SUPPLEMENTARY EXERCISES
INDEX
Back Jacket: About the book
Back Cover

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