A Million Thanks!!

Today Mirtitles has had its first million views!

A million thanks to all those who made the efforts to make this site the place it is and all those who spread the good word.

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New Bookshelf has arrived…

After some wait, finally got a new book shelf. Books are still not arranged in a proper way. All due to my procrastination. Books have been just brought out of boxes.

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The last one is the new one!

Each shelf has atleast two, sometimes three of four layers of books…

And yet I need more book shelves, as books always keep coming towards me…

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Electricity and Magnetism – Matveev

We now come to a long awaited book by A. N. Matveev. Sometime back we had seen his Mechanics and Theory of Relativity. In this post we will see Electricity and Magnetism. This book is a part of 5 book course by A. N. Matveev.


This course reflects the present level of advancement in science and takes into account the changes in the general physics curriculum.

About the book:

This course mainly aims at the description of the experimental substantiation of the theory of electromagnetism and the formulation of the theory in the local form, i.e. in the form of relations between physical quantities at the same point in space and time. In most cases, these relations are expressed in the form of differential equations. However, it is not the differential form but the local nature which is important. Consequently, the end product of the course are Maxwell ‘s equations obtained as a result of generalization and mathematical formulation of experimentally established regularities. Consequently, the analysis is mainly based on induction. This, however, does not exclude the application of the deductive method but rather presumes the combination of the two methods of analysis in accordance with the principles of scientific perception of physical laws.

The book was translated from the Russian by Ram Wadhwa and Natalia Deineko. The book was first published by Mir Publishers in 1986.

Many thanks to Vikram V. for making this book available.

Note: Original cover was not available in hi-res, so I made a new one. Also, unlike many other of Matveev books  in this series (for example in Optics) this version of the book does not have “coloured text headings”, it might be possible some other version of this book has them. We will see Optics by Matveev sometime in future as I have a physical copy. The other two remaining volumes, namely Molecular Physics and Atomic Physics (even rarer, as supposedly only ~ 300 copies were printed in English) are as elusive as they get. If anyone has access to these please give a life back to these books.

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Fundamentals of The Theory of Electricity – Tamm

Fundamentals of the Theory of Electricity is a classical 
course in electrodynamics written by Igor E. Tamm (1895-1971), 
one of the most outstanding and well-known Soviet physicists.

In this post we will see a book titled Fundamentals of The Theory of Electricity by Igor E. Tamm.


About the book:

The present book is intended for persons acquainted with differential and integral calculus and with vector algebra. The fundamentals of vector analysis are set out in the text as needed. The main object of this book is to find out the physical meaning and content of the fundamental laws and postulates of the theory of electricity. In comparison with this object, only a subordinate part is relegated to formal and logical harmony, and to a strict and ordered treatment.

Not trying to achieve completeness of discussion, I omitted even comparatively important questions if they dropped out of the general line of the exposition (for example, thermoelectric phenomena and electrolysis). On the other hand, I permitted myself to treat in somewhat greater detail than is usually the custom some questions (for example in the theory of dielectrics and magnetics). I did not set out technical applications of the theory, but tried as far as possible to prepare the reader to pass over directly to studying the applied theory of electricity.

The book was translated from the Russian by G. Leib and was first published by Mir Publishers in 1979. This is the translation of the Ninth Edition of the book.

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Electrodynamics – Novozhilov, Yappa

In this post we will see Electrodynamics by Yu. V. Novozhilov and Yu. A. Yappa.

novozhilov-yappa-electrodynamicsFrom the Preface:

This book originated from our experience in teaching electrodynamics as part of a series of lectures in theoretical physics. The lectures were read at the Leningrad State University for all students of the physics faculty, both future theoreticians and experimenters. The subject matter follows from what the students learned about electricity and magnetism in the general physics course, On the other hand, an electrodynamics course must serve as the basis for many special disciplines, such as plasma physics, propagation of radio-waves, electromagnetic methods in geophysics, the accelerator theory, and others. These factors have determined the content of this book and the manner of presentation.

In accordance with the purpose of this book, we assume that the mathematical grounding corresponds to that of a student who has completed his second year in the physics faculty of a university. This should be sufficient to understand all of the material of the book. The Appendices contain the basic facts about vector and tensor analyses, which are used throughout the book, and also some properties of the Dirac delta function.

Particular attention is paid to the application of the special theory of relativity, In Chapter 2 we briefly consider the fundamentals of special relativity, while in other sections of the book we apply this theory to specific problems. Notably, the relativistic theory of radiation by a point charge is treated in great detail. The reader more interested in non-relativistic aspects of electrodynamics can skip these sections, which are marked with asterisks.

To keep the size of the book within limits we have found it necessary to exclude the specific problems of mathematical physics that originate in electrodynamics. For the same reason the book contains no exercises. The reader can find appropriate problems on classical electrodynamics in the well-known book by V. V. Batygin and I. N. Toptygin: Problems in Electrodynamics (2nd edition, Academic Press, New York, 1978). We should also like to note that the presentation is concise and hence the material requires attentive reading. The reader is advised to do all the intermediate calculations himself.

In style and subject matter this book reflects the pedagogical principles of our teacher, Academician Vladimir A. Fock, to whom it is dedicated.

The book was translated from the Russian by V. I. Kisin and was first published by Mir Publishers in 1981, and was reprinted in 1986.

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Mirtitles in 2013

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 510,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 22 days for that many people to see it.

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The Root System of Fruit Plants – Kolesnikov

In this post we will see a book titled The Root System of Fruit Plants by V. Kolesnikov.

About the book:

The Root System of Fruit Plants provides the horticulturist with the information he needs to be able to choose an adequate method for discovering the causes of weak growth in fruit-bearing plants, for determining the correct depth of soil treatment in orchards and soft-fruit plantations, and for improving the system of agrotechnical measures that will ensure high yields of fruit.

Many of these techniques can be employed in studying the root systems of forest trees, decoratives, and grapevines, and some arc also applicable for the examination of vegetables and field crops.

The book is recommended for research workers, teachers, post-graduate students, and undergraduates of agricultural faculties and colleges, and for practising agronomists.

The book was translated from the Russian by Ludmila Aksenova, and was first published by Mir Publishers in 1971.

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