In this post, we will see the book titled *Physics of the Microworld *by *K. I. Shcholkin. *The book is an introduction to many facets of the quantum phenomena, both basic and advanced. The book is essentially a collection of a variety of essays on the theme of the quantum physics.

**About the book**

The back cover of the book describes the books as:

In these sketches, the late K. I. SHCHOLKIN, Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, gives a popular account of the structure of the atoms and atomic nuclei of matter and anti matter, of nuclear forces and the structure of nucleons. His book tells about strong and weak interactions, parity and its non-conservation, and vacuum polarization. Models of nuclei, nuclear fission, and fusion reactions are described, with basic information on elementary particles, and the latest technical advances of quantum physics (maser amplifiers, hydrogen-atom radiation, Mossbauer effect, etc.). There are also articles devoted to strange particles like K-mesons.

The book is in a clear and readable manner, and is intended for sixth-formers and general non-technical readers who are interested in the latest developments in nuclear and atomic physics, i.e. the physics of the microworld.

The book has had three editions in Russian and has been translated into Spanish.

There is an interesting essay on *Negative absolute temperatures* (p. 174)!

The book was first published by Mir in 1974 and was translated from the Russian by *Michael Zimmerman*.

PDF | Cover | OCR | 300 dpi (upscaled to 600 dpi) | Bookmarked | 9.8 MB

Link at the Internet Archive.

**Contents**

Hydrogen atom. Quantum numbers 7

Hydrogen atom spectrum 17

Magnetic moments 22

Basic principles of quantum mechanics 32

Radio emission of hydrogen on the 21.1-cm wavelength 36

Deuterium, tritium, neutron 42

Positron, antiproton, antineutron, antihydrogen 45

Heavy nuclei 58

Characteristic dimensions of particles 63

Nuclear forces. Pi-mesons (pions). 67

Uncertainty relation and virtual processes 71

Nuclear forces (continued). 78

Virtual processes and nucleon structure 93

Strong, electromagnetic, and weak interactions 98

Parity, its conservation and non-conservation 106

Polarization of vacuum 114

List of elementary particles playing a definite role in the structure of matter 121

Photon 121

Leptons 125

Neutrino 126

Muons 138

Electron shells 144

Quantum amplifiers (masers and lasers) 155

C02 laser 166

Semiconductor lasers 170

Negative absolute tem peratures. 174

Nuclear synthesis reactions 179

Liquid-drop nuclear model and fission reactions 186

Shell model of nucleus 189

Mossbauer effect 193

Complete list of elementary particles 205

Isotopic spin 209

Strangeness 215

G-parity 219

K-mesons 221

Hyperons 226

Resonances 231

Table of mesons and mesic resonances. 237

Table of baryons and baryonic resonances 245

On the classification of hadrons 251

Unitary symmetry. Gell-Mann-Ne’eman model 254

Quarks 269

Formula for particle masses in unitary multiplet 279

Hyperfragments 283

Basic physical magnitudes in the SI system. 289

Conversion table 290

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