In this post, we will see the book Handbook Of Physics by B. Yavorsky and A. Detlaf. We had earlier seen an abridged version of the handbook titled A Modern Handbook of Physics by the same authors.

# About the book

A handbook covering fundamental branches of physics in detail.

This handbook is designed primarily for engineering students, as well as college and university students studying, but not majoring in physics. It can be used to advantage by engineers and graduate students, as well as by instructors and lecturers of intermediate schools and colleges.

Mathematical knowledge required in using the handbook is within the scope of the ordinary mathematics courses of engineering institutes. The detailed index and the numerous cross references, indicating the chapter, section and subsection, are of aid in finding any required information.

Translated from the Russian by Nicholas Weinstein

First published 1972 Revised from the 1968 Russian edition

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# Contents

# PART ONE THE PHYSICAL BASIS OF CLASSICAL MECHANICS

## CHAPTER 1 Kinematics of Particles and Rigid Bodies 15

## CHAPTER 2 Dynamics of Translatory Motion 34

## CHAPTER 3 Work and Mechanical Energy 59

## CHAPTER 4. Dynamics of Rotary Motion 72

## CHAPTER 5. Fundamentals of Analytical Mechanics 92

## CHAPTER 6. Mechanical Vibrations 112

# PART TWO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THERMODYNAMICS AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

## CHAPTER 7. Introduction 147

## CHAPTER 8. Ideal Gas Laws 153

## CHAPTER 9. First Law of Thermodynamics 157

## CHAPTER 10. Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics 169

## CHAPTER 11. Kinetic Theory of Gases 207

## CHAPTER 12. Elements of Statistical Physics 221

## CHAPTER 13. Real Gases and Vapours

## CHAPTER 14. Liquids 259

## CHAPTER 15. Crystalline Solids 272

## CHAPTER 16. Amorphous Substances 293

## CHAPTER 17. Polymers 298

# PART THREE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FLUID MECHANICS

## CHAPTER 18. Fluid Statics 316

## CHAPTER 19. Fluid Dynamics 321

# PART FOUR ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

## CHAPTER 20. Electrostatics 348

## CHAPTER 21. Direct Electric Current in Metals 383

## CHAPTER 22. Electric Current in Liquids and Gases 395

## CHAPTER 23. Electric Current in Semiconductors 409

## CHAPTER 24. Junction, Thermoelectric and Emission Effects 415

## CHAPTER 25. Magnetic Field of Direct Current 434

## CHAPTER 26. Motion of Charged Particles in Electric and Magnetic Fields 453

## CHAPTER 27. Electromagnetic Induction 465

## CHAPTER 28. Magnetic Properties of Matter 477

## CHAPTER 29. Electromagnetic Oscillations 497

## CHAPTER 30. Fundamentals of Electrodynamics of Stationary Media 511

## CHAPTER 31. Fundamentals of Magnetohydrodynamics 525

## CHAPTER 32. Fundamentals of the Special Theory of Relativity 534

# PART FIVE WAVE PHENOMENA

## CHAPTER 33 Fundamentals of Acoustics 549

## CHAPTER 34. Electromagnetic Waves

## CHAPTER 35. Light Travelling Through the Boundary Between Two Media 602

## CHAPTER 36. Interference of Light 614

## CHAPTER 37. Diffraction of Light 623

## CHAPTER 38. Geometrical Optics 644

## CHAPTER 39. Polarization of Light 672

## CHAPTER 40. Molecular Optics 694

## CHAPTER 41. Thermal Radiation 710

## CHAPTER 42. Light Quanta 719

## CHAPTER 43. Luminescence 730

# PART SIX ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS

## CHAPTER 44. Elements of Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics 736

## CHAPTER 45. The Atom

## CHAPTER 46. The Molecule 801

## CHAPTER 47. The Atomic Nucleus 827

## CHAPTER 48. Nuclear Reactions 887

## CHAPTER 49. Elementary Particles 887

## Appendices

APPENDIX I Units of Physical Quantities and Their Dimensions in Various Systems

I.1 Units of Mechanical Quantities 912

I. 2Units of Heat Quantities 918

I.3 Units of Electric and Magnetic Quantities 918

I.4 Units of Sound Pressure Level 927

I.5 Units of Light Quantities 927

I.6 Certain Units of Atomic and Nuclear Physics 928

APPENDIX II Universal Physical Constants 929

Index 935

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