In one of the previous post I had mentioned about a series of books by Lev Landau and A. I. Kitaigorodsky. In Books 1 and 2 both Landau and Kitaigorodsky are authors. But Book 3 and 4 are written by Kitaigorodsky alone. We will start with Book 4 of this series, which deals with Photons and Nuclei.
From the backcover:
This book concludes the series Physics for Everyone by the world-renowned scientist, winner of the Nobel and Lenin prizes, academician Lev Landau and the distinguished physicist Alexander Kitaigorodosky, This book discusses in a simple easy-to-understand manner the phenomenon of electromagnetic waves, thermal radiation, and current treatment of spectroscopic analysis. Provides an introduction to the field of nuclear physics and explains the most common types of lasers. Outlines principal aspects theory of relativity and quantum theory.
The translation of the book from the original Russian was done by George Yankovsky and was first published by Mir in 1981. The book has 7 chapters in all.
1. Soft Electromagnetic Radiation
2. Optical Instruments
3. Hard Electromagnetic Radiation
4. Generalizations of Mechanics
5. The Structure ol Atomic Nuclei
6. Energy Around Us
7. The Physics of the Universe
The original covers that I had in physical copy was damaged in all the books expect Book 3. So I have tried to remake the covers. Though the cover loses some its original charm, but its the best that could be done by me.
Here is the result:
You can download the book from here.
Next post would be Book 3 in this series, namely, Electrons.
Update: All the books in the Physics for Everyone series are now up:
Physics for Everyone – Motion and Heat here.
Book 1- Physical Bodies here.
Book 2 – Molecules here.
Book 3 – Electrons here.
Book 4 – Photons and Nuclei here.