By D. Ter Haar

Males of Physics: L. D. Landau, quantity 2: Thermodynamics, Plasma Physics and Quantum Mechanics is devoted to L. D. Landau's contributions within the fields of thermodynamics, plasma physics, and quantum mechanics. Landau's concept of second-order part transitions is mentioned, with his contributions to nuclear physics, astrophysics, cosmic ray physics, and quantum box thought.

This quantity is constructed from 15 chapters and starts off with a dialogue on Landau's concept of second-order part transitions, consisting of his assumption that each one thermodynamic services may let average sequence expansions close to the transition element. the subsequent chapters specialize in Landau's papers at the delivery equation for ionized structures and on plasma oscillations; his contributions to nuclear physics, cosmic ray physics, and astrophysics; his paintings in natural quantum mechanics; and his contributions to quantum box concept. the second one part elaborates at the idea of section transitions; the delivery equation when it comes to Coulomb interactions; the vibrations of the digital plasma; and the statistical concept of nuclei. The beginning of stellar strength is additionally tested, in addition to the a number of construction of debris in the course of collisions of quick debris and the extension of the uncertainty precept to relativistic quantum conception. A idea of power move in collisions is additionally defined. the ultimate bankruptcy considers the conservation legislation for susceptible interactions.

This publication should be an invaluable source for physicists and scholars attracted to the paintings of L. D. Landau.

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