General Physics

Mechanics and Molecular Physics


  • L. D. Landau
  • A. I. Akhiezer
  • E. M. Lifshitz, Academy of Sciences, USSR
  • J. Sykes

Presents, at a level suitable for undergraduates and technical college students, the basic physical theory of mechanics and the molecular structure of matter. The material contained in the work should correspond quite closely to courses of lectures given to undergraduate students of physics in Britain and America.
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Book information

  • Published: December 1967
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-009106-8


(partial) Particle mechanics. Fields. Motion of a rigid body. Oscillations. The structure of matter. The theory of symmetry. Heat. Thermal processes. Phase transitions. Solutions. Chemical reactions. Surface phenomena. Mechanical properties of solids. Diffusion and thermal conduction. Viscosity.