A Collection of 350+ Solved Problems for Students, Lecturers, and Researchers - Second Revised and Enlarged English Edition
G. L. Kotkin and V. G. Serbo
August 2020
ISBN: 9780198853794
400 pages
Paperback
246x171mm
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Price: £29.99This widly used text teaches analytical mechanics, the first chapter in the study of theoretical physics. Its methods and ideas are crucially important as they form the basis of all other branches of theoretical physics including quantum mechanics, statistical physics, and field theory. Most of the problems are original to this book.
This widly used text teaches analytical mechanics, the first chapter in the study of theoretical physics. Its methods and ideas are crucially important as they form the basis of all other branches of theoretical physics including quantum mechanics, statistical physics, and field theory. Most of the problems are original to this book.
New to this edition
G. L. Kotkin, Full Professor and Chair of Theoretical Physics, Novosibirsk State University, and V. G. Serbo, Full Professor and Chair of Theoretical Physics, Novosibirsk State University
Gleb L. Kotkin graduated from the Physics Department of Moscow State University in 1958. Since 1962, he has taught at Novosibirsk State University, where he is currently a full professor and Chair of Theoretical Physics. He has authored six monographs. Prof. Kotkin has also published around 100 scientific works. Among them there are two papers about photon-photon colliders with citation indexes of 749 and 606.
Valeriy G. Serbo graduated from the Physics Department of Leningrad State University in 1962. Since 1965, he has taught at Novosibirsk State University, where he is currently a full professor and Chair of Theoretical Physics. He has been awarded the recognition of Honored Worker in Higher Education of the Russian Federation. He has authored five monographs and more than 150 scientific papers. Among them there are such widely known works as the review in Physics Reports ("The two-photon particle production mechanism ...") and two papers about photon-photon colliders, with citation indexes 1218, 749, and 606 respectively. He has been a visiting professor at a number of universities, including the University of Heidelberg, University of Milan, University of Paris VI, University of Minnesota, and scientific institutions such as Helmholtz-Institute Jena and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
"Review from previous edition An interesting, even charming book [...] that certainly belongs to every university physics library, as well as in the private libraries of the teachers of mechanics. " - R.M. More, University of Pittsburgh, American Journal of Physics Vol 40, 1353 (1972)
"The outstanding value of this work is in the 211 pages of "Solutions". The authors' objective in preparing these extensive solutions is stated in their preface, in part as follows: "As a rule, the solution of a problem is not finished with obtaining the required formulae. It is necessary to analyse the results, and this is by no means a mechanical part of the solution. In particular, it is very desirable to study limiting cases." The authors are notably successful in achieving their objective. [...] The book will interest both students and teachers and prove indispensable to serious students who have acquired only a modest mathematical sophistication. " - S.L. Quimby, Columbia University, Physics Today Vol. 25, October 1972
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