Theory of Elasticity

Volume 7


  • 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
  • A. M. Kosevich
  • E.M. Lifshitz

A comprehensive textbook covering not only the ordinary theory of the deformation of solids, but also some topics not usually found in textbooks on the subject, such as thermal conduction and viscosity in solids.
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For advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in theoretical physics. Also for mechanical engineers and materials scientists.


Book information

  • Published: January 1984
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-2633-0


'I shall be surprised if this book does not come to be regarded as a masterpiece.' Journal of the Royal Institute of Physics

Table of Contents

Fundamental equations; The equilibrium of rods and plates; Elastic waves; Dislocations; Thermal conduction and viscosity in solids; Mechanics of liquid crystals; Index.