Description

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.

Readership

For advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in theoretical physics. Also for mechanical engineers and materials scientists.

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.

Details

No. of pages:
195
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1986
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750626330
Electronic ISBN:
9780080570693

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

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