Frankly speaking I did not know about this book from A. Kitagorodsky (thanks Gordon for pointing it out). But this seems to be full fledged and comprehensive textbook, quite different from the popular science books by Kitaigorodsky that we have seen so far.
In the preface he says:
A broad knowledge of physics is a necessity for the specialist working in any branch of science or engineering if he desires to comprehend the fundamental of his field of knowledge and is striving to, take a creative part in its development. The task of a course in physics for students of a technical institute consists, therefore, in helping them to understand the physical basis of engineering.
In addition to this main task, a course in physics in a technical institute should be organised in such a manner as to help the student to master experimental technique and acquaint him with equipment used to measure physical quantities. Skill in experimental physics is attained by working in the laboratory. It seems to us that familiarising oneself with ‘experimental physics is a completely distinct task in the study of physics in technical institutes. The
interweaving of experimental physics with the study of general physical laws and phenomena is only occasionally pedagogically justified. This is due to the fact that modern experimental physics cannot be sharply subdivided. The measurement of coefficients of expansion is accomplished with the aid of interferometry, radio equipment is required for experiments in mechanics and heat, and the investigation of the structure of metals is inseparably linked with experiments in electricity. Physical experiments conducted with the aid of outmoded techniques are of interest only to specialists in physics desiring to trace the development of one or another experiment. It would probably be most expedient to arrange the curriculum in such a manner that laboratory work followed a course in general physics.
Thus, the author believes that lectures in physics, and consequently the corresponding textbook, should include only outlines of experiments, i.e., the goal of the experiments.
Once agreed on the necessity for excluding experimental physics from our course, we must then choose between the inductive approach (from particular experimental facts to theoretical generalities) and the deductive approach (from theory to its experimental corroboration and manifold applications). In a very extensive course, it is probably possible to combine these two approaches as they are linked in the development of science. This possibility was not open to the author and so the second approach was chosen. Presentation of the basic theoretical propositions, the deduction of corollaries that could be verified experimentally, and then the illustration of these experiments by means of diagrams – this was the approach adopted in practically every chapter of this book. Naturally, this meant that the historical method had to be completely disregarded. The history of the origin of ideas, the formul ation and discard of physical theories, remained beyond the scope of this book, since it is written for the student who is not training to be a professional physicist.
It seems to me that only such a method of presentation makes, for clarity and conciseness.
The book was published by Foreign Languages Publishing House in 1966 and was translated from the Russian by O. Smith, the design of the book was done by V. Dober.
You can download the book here.
Update: 06 December 2015 | Added Internet Archive link
The book is divided into three main sections, namely, Mechanical and Thermal Motion, Electromagnetic Fields, Structure and Properties of Matter.
The detailed table of contents is below
MECHANICAL AND THERMAL MOTION
Chapter I The Fundamental Law of Mechanics
Chapter II. Mechanical Energy
Chapter III. Momentum
Chapter IV. Rotation of a Rigid Body
Chapter V. Vibrations
Chapter VI. Traveling Waves
Chapter VII. Standing Waves
Chapter VIII. Acoustics
Chapter IX. Temperature and Heat
Chapter X. Thermodynamic Processes
Chapter XI Entropy
Chapter XII. Kinetic Theory of Gases
Chapter XIII. Processes of Transition to Equilibrium
Chapter XIV. Electric Fields
Chapter XV. Magnetic Fields
Chapter XVI. Electromagnetic Fields. Maxwell’s Equations
Chapter XVII Energy Transformations Electromagnetic Fields
Chapter XVIII Electromagnetic Radiation
Chapter XlX. Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves
Chapter XX . Interference Phenomena
Chapter XXI. Scattering
Chapter XXII. Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals
Chapter XXIII. Double Refraction
Chapter X X IV. The Theory of Relativity
Chapter X XV. The Quantum Nature of a Field
STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MATTER
Chapter XXV /. Streams of Charged Particles
Chapter XXV II. The Wave Properties of Microparticles
Chapter XXVIII. Atomic Structure
Chapter XXIX. Molecules
Chapter XXX. Atomic Nuclei
Chapter XXXI. Nuclear Transformations
Chapter XXXII. Atomic Structure of Bodies
Chapter XXXIII. Phase Transformations
Chapter XXXIV. Deformations of Bodies
Chapter XXXV. Dielectrics
Chapter XXXVI. Magnetic.Substances
Chapter XXXVII. Effect of Electron Structure on Properties of Bodies
Subject Index 713