We come to Quasi Particles by M. I. Kaganov and I. M. Lifshits. A wonderful little book on solid state physics. The back cover says:

This book, “

Quasiparticles (Ideas and principles of solid statequantum physics)“, was written by two outstanding specialists in the solid state quantum theory. The book is meant for a broad circle of readers. It contains no complicated mathematical formulas, nor derivations of them. The authors base the presentation on analogies, assuming their readers to possess certain degree of intuition in the field of physics. The book tells how atomic particles move inside solids, what is meant by the term “thermal motion”, and how the characteristics of motion of atomic particles are revealed in the macroscopic properties of solids.

And the foreword says:

A number of approaches can be chosen to describe the state-of-the-arts in a sufficiently mature field of science. The choice lies with the author, and reflects his tastes, habits, and experience. This book is our attempt to present the basic concepts (or those we regard as basic) of the quantum theory of solid state, paying maximum attention to answering the question that we selected as a heading for the first chapter, viz. “What Are the Components of .. ?”, A favourite image the authors had invariably kept in mind was: an inquisitive boy is dismantling a toy car trying to understand what its parts are; he holds the car’s skeleton in his hand, and bolts and wheels are in a pile on the floor. It was not, however, our intent to reassemble the “car” after its structure has been analyzed, and to give a detailed account of· its functioning. The reader, we assume, had met with the “functioning” of solid state devices more than once; the properties of such devices make the subject of many an excellent book.

The book was translated from the Russian by *V. Kissin* and was first published by Mir in 1979.

The table of contents is as under.

Foreword 5

What are the components of … ? 7

Photons 11

Bosons and fermions 14

Quantum statistics 15

Gas of fermions (Fermi-Dirac degeneration) 18

Gas of bosons (Bose-Einstein degeneration) 20

Energy spectrum 22

Phonons 25

Phonons in helium 32

Magnons, etc. 35

Electrons. Energy bands 37

p-Space 39

Metals (conductors), insulators,

semiconductors, and semimetals 41

Electrons and holes 46

Landau Fermi liquid 49

More on electrons and holes 52

Waves in electron gas- 53

Excitons 55

Polarons, Fluctuons, etc. 56

Half-way finish 59

Colliding quasiparticles 61

Additional complications 6S

Digression on phase transitions 73

Quantum crystals. Quantum diffusion. Vacancions 79

Undamped macroscopic motions 87

Concluding remarks.

Solid state physics and molecular biology 93

Here books on Physics from MIR publishers :

1.Near Absolute Zero by V. Edelman

2.Talks on the Refraction of Light by L. Tarasov and A. Tarasova

3.How particles are recorded by A. Borovoi

4.Understanding the Kinematics by G. Kopylov

5.Short Course of Theoretical Physics vol.1&vol.2 by L. Landau and E. Lifshitz

6.Course of General Physics – Mechanics and Molecular Physics by L. Landau

7.General Physics Course vol.1,vol.2&vol.3 by I.V. Saveliev

8.General Physics Course vol.1,vol.2&vol3 by S. Frish and A. Timoreva

9.Equations of Mathematical Physics by A. Tikhonov and A. Samarsk

10.Live Glass by Ya. E.Gueguzin

11.The Failure of Paradoxes by I. Radunskaya

12.Relativistic World by V. Dubrovsky

13.Electricity and Magnetism by A.N. Matveev

14.Classical Electrodynamics by M. Bredov

15.Quantum Electrodynamics by A.A. Sokolov

16.Electrodynamics and Radio Wave Propagation by V.V. Nikolski

17.Experiment Theory Practice by P. Kapitsa

18.Fiberoptics by D.K. Sattarov

19.Physics Series :

Physics 1 by A.V. Piorishkin and N.A. Rodina

Physics 2 by IK Kikoin

Physics 3 by B.B. Bujovtsev

Physics 4 by G. Ya. Miakishev and BB Bujovtsev

20.Semiconductor Physics by K.V. Shalimova

21.Solid State Physics by P.V. Pavlov

22.Plasma Physics by V. Milantiev

23.Examples and Problems Physics by E. Butikov,A. Bikov and A. Kondratiev

24.Molecular Physics by A.N. Matveev

25.Recreational Physics vol.1&vol.2 by Y. Perelman

26.Physics and Geometry of Disorder by A. Efros

27.Foundations of Electrodynamics by N.N. Fedorov

28.Fundamentals of Radio Electronics by E. Manaev

29.Introductory Physics by A.I.Kitaigorodski

30.Introduction to Quantum Physics by L.L. Goldin – G.I. Novikova

31.Introduction to the Theory of Nonlinear Oscillations by N.V. Butenin

32.The Nature of Magnetism by M. Kaganov – V. Tsukernik

33.Handbook of Physics by B. Yavorski and A. Detlaf

34.Mechanics by S. Strelkov

35.Industrial Mechanics by F. Sokolov and P. Usov

36.Mechanics for Everyone by Y. Perelman

37.Theoretical Mechanics by V.M. Starzhinski

38.Theoretical Mechanics Exercises and Problems vol.1&vol.2 by M. Bath

39.Measurement of Small Forces in Physical Experiments by V.B. Braguinski

40.Measurements and apparatus to perform thermo techniques vol.1&vol.2 by V. Preobrazhensky

41.Radio Measurements by F.V. Kushnir

42.Methods of Statistical Physics by A.I. Ahiezer and S.V. Peletminski

43.Movement of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields by L. Artsimovich and S.Lukianov

44.Our Planet Earth by A. Bialko

45.Olympiad Physics by I. SH. Slobodetski

46.Paradoxes and Fallacies Physical by V. Langue

47.Optics vol.1&vol.2 by G.S. Landsberg

48.Waves around us by B. Kadomtsev and V. Rydnik

49.Problems of Mathematical Physics Equations by M.M. Smirnov

50.Physical crystallography Problems by N. Perelomova and M. Taguieva

51.Classical Electrodynamics Problems by A.I. Alekseev

52.Problems of Electrical and Electronic Engineering by V. Petrov and L. Shliapintoj

53.Physics Problems by S. Kosel

54.Physics Problems by Ya. Savchenko

55.Problems of Physics by A.Inclan and J.Manas

56.Problems in General Physics by V. Volkenshtéin

57.Problems in Classical Mechanics GL Kotkin and G. Serbo

58.Problems of Theoretical Mechanics by I. Mesherski

59.Problems in Heat transfer by E.A. Krasnoschiokov – A.S. Sukomiel

60.Selected Problems on Elemental Physics by B.B. Bujovtsev

61.Physics Problems and exercises by R. Gladkova

62.What is Quantum Mechanics? by V.I. Ridnik

63.What is the Theory of Relativity by L. Landau and Y. Rumer

64.You know Physics? by Y. Perelman

65.Spectroscopy Technique and Practice by A.N. Zaidel

66.Theory of Solids by A.Davidov

67.Thermotechnology by A.P. Baskakov

68.Relativistic Theory of Gravitation by A. Logunov and M. Mestvirishvili

69.Time and Measurement by F. Zavelski

Comments and Suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Thanks for taking interest.

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i did not understand the intent of posting your list of books.

are they available for download ?

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Hello Ankit! Do you have all the books you mentioned?

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Unable to open the zip file . It says in winrar “unknown method in pdf”. Can you pls check ?

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Can you try with another extracter?

Its working okay when I tested it.

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Yeah,I am also facing the same issue.

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Try some other extracters.

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Cannot extract some of the files from the zip. Giving an unspecified error

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Can you try with another extracter?

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Dear khilavmajmudar

No I just mentioned but some of them I have.

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Dear khilavmajmudar

No I just mentioned but some of them I have.

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From where did you get those?

I have a few, but can hardly find any more.

BTW, fantastic list!

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