Description

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 theory of optical phenomena with new chapters on spatial dispersion and non-linear optics.

Readership

For undergraduates, postgraduates and research workers in theoretical physics and scientists interested in electrodynamics.

Table of Contents

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

Details

No. of pages:
460
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1984
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750626347
Electronic ISBN:
9780080570600

About the authors

L D Landau

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Physical Problems, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences

L. P. Pitaevskii

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Physical Problems, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR

Reviews

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