ABC of Physics:A Very Brief Guide by Lev Okun

Translated from Russian by way of Vitaly Kisin

This little booklet concentrates at the foundations of recent physics (its “ABC's”) and its so much primary constants: c — the speed of sunshine and — the quantum of action.

First of all, the booklet is addressed to expert physicists, yet with a view to in attaining maximal focus and readability it makes use of the best (high institution) arithmetic. for that reason many pages of the e-book might be priceless to varsity scholars and will attract a extra common audience.


  • The Fundamentals
  • Units
  • A minimal of Mathematics
  • Translational Motion
  • Rotation and Quantization
  • Particles as Corpuscles and Waves
  • More approximately Units
  • The Hydrogen Atom
  • Periodic desk of Chemical Elements
  • Substance
  • Quantum Electrodynamics — QED
  • Transition to Classical Theory
  • Gravitation
  • Other Galaxies
  • Big Bang
  • Quantum Gravidynamics — QGD
  • Intranuclear Forces
  • Particles in Cosmic Rays
  • Particles in Accelerators
  • Three Discrete Symmetries
  • Half a Century Later
  • On Quantum Chromodynamics
  • On the Electroweak Theory
  • Supersymmetry
  • Grand Unification
  • In the region of the Planck Mass
  • Concluding Remarks

Readership: College scholars and readers within the actual sciences.

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