In this post we, will see the book The Forces of Nature by V. Grigoryev and G. Myakishev.
About the book:
This book is a popular description of the unity of the forces of nature for the general reader.
At present, all interactions between bodies in nature are thought to be ultimately due to the interaction of elementary particles and involve only four types of forces: universal gravitation, or gravitational forces, electromagnetic forces, nuclear forces and the so- called weak interactions.
This book describes the principal properties of these four types of force and their “sphere of action”, that is, the part they play in diverse natural processes that range from galaxies to the atomic nucleus and the mutual transformations of elementary particles. It includes the latest achievements of physics and gives a picture of the unresolved problems that confront science today.
About the authors:
The authors of this book are Candidates of Physico-mathematical sciences Vladimir Grigoryev and Gennady Myakishev. In 1948 they graduated from the Physics Department of Moscow University and completed their graduate studies in 1951. At present both are Associate Professors of the Moscow University Physics Department.
V. Grigoryev has published over twenty papers on problems of quantum field theory and has been particularly interested in particle formation via high- energy collisions. G. Myakishev has written a number of works on electronics and problems of the methodology of science, several elementary numerous textbooks on physics and articles for popular-science magazines.
There are some amazing line drawings to illustrate the topics.
The book was translated from the Russian by George Yankovsky and was first published by Mir in 1967.
PDF | OCR | Bookmarked | Cover | 358 pp. | 300 dpi (upscaled to 600 dpi)
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Chapter One IN LIEU OF AN INTRODUCTION
1. A Word About the Word “Force” 9
2. Forces in Mechanics 10
3. Is It Always Possible to Describe an Interaction by Forces? 15
4. The Unity of the Forces of Nature 22
Chapter Two GRAVITATIONAL FORCES
1. From Anaxagoras to Newton 27
2. The Law of Universal Gravitation 31
3. Gravitation in Action 41
4. Geometry and Gravitation 53
Chapter Three ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCES
I. What Forces Are Called Electromagnetic? 89
2. What Is an Electric Charge? 93
3. The Interaction of Stationary Electric Charges 99
4. The Interaction of Moving Electric Charges 107
5. Close-range Action or Action at a Distance? 116
6. What Is an Electric Field and a Magnetic Field? 123
7. Relationships Between Electric and Magnetic Fields 131
8. Electromagnetic Waves 143
Chapter with No Number ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCES IN ACTION
1. How Do Electromagnetic Forces Manifest Themselves? 153
2. Forces, the Structure of Matter, the Equations of Motion 158
3. Electromagnetic Forces in Electrically Neutral Bodies 163
4. FreeChargesandCurrentsinNature 191
5. Electromagnetic Waves in Nature 213
6. Why Electromagnetic Interactions Take Up Most of This Book? 226
7. An Insertion with All the Rights of a Real Chapter .228
Chapter Four NUCLEAR FORCES
1. The Nucleus and Elementary Particles 249
2. Nuclear Interactions and How They Occur 258
3. The Transformation of Atomic Nuclei 268
Chapter Five WEAK INTERACTIONS
1. The Disintegration of Elementary Particles and the Neutrino 285
2. The Charge and the Transformations of Elementary Particles 300
3. The Neutrino and the Evolution of the Universe 308
4. An Early Summary of What We Have Learned 314
Chapter Six IN LIEU OF AN APPENDIX
1. What Are the Resonance Particles? .319
2. Systematics of the Elementary Particles 328