Electrodynamics of Continuous Media

Volume 8


  • L D Landau, Institute of Physical Problems, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences
  • L. P. Pitaevskii, Institute for Physical Problems, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR
  • E.M. Lifshitz

Covers the theory of electromagnetic fields in matter, and the theory of macroscopic electric and magnetic properties of matter. There is a considerable amount of new material particularly on the theory of the magnetic properties of matter and the theoryof optical phenomena with new chapters on spatial dispersion and non-linear optics.
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For undergraduates, postgraduates and research workers in theoretical physics and scientists interested in electrodynamics.


Book information

  • Published: January 1984
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-2634-7


'a book which can be thoroughly recommended to every physicist.' Nature 'unique and indispensable...' Science Progress

Table of Contents

Electrostatics of conductors; Static magnetic field; Superconductivity; The propagation of electromagnetic waves; Spatial dispersion; Diffraction of X rays in crystals.