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Landau : a Great Physicist and Teacher.

Author: A Livanova; J B Sykes
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 1980.
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A biography of Lev Landau, one of the greatest Soviet theoretical physicists, whose career was cut short by a catastrophic car accident in 1962 and who was still only sixty when he died six years later. He won the Nobel Prize 'for pioneering work on the theory of the condensed state of matter, particularly liquid helium'. But the book shows that Landau's characterisation of himself as 'one of the last of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Livanova, A.
Landau : A Great Physicist and Teacher.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©1980
Named Person: L D Landau; L D Landau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A Livanova; J B Sykes
ISBN: 9781483285542 1483285545
OCLC Number: 895436391
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Landau: A Great Physicist and Teacher; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; An Introduction; Another Introduction; Chapter 1. Years, Cities, Institutes; Baku to Leningrad; Copenhagen with Bohr, and other scientific centres; Leningrad to Kharkov; Moscow: the Institute of Physical Problems; Chapter 2. The School of Landau; Landau the teacher; The theoretical seminar; The theoretical minimum; The Course of Theoretical Physics; The School of Landau; Teacher and pupils; Chapter 3. The Theory of the Superfluidity of Liquid Helium. Low temperatures, absolute zero, and quantum mechanicsHelium the joker; Two heliums or ""helium two""; Kapitza studies the behaviour of helium II and discovers superfluidity; Landau uses quantum mechanics, the physics of the microworld, to explain events in the macroworld; Landau constructs the energy spectrum of helium II; The two-faced Janus, helium II; Most surprising of all; Theoretician and experimenters; Second sound; Epilogue to a discovery; Chapter 4. Dau Away From Physics; Appendix: Landau 's plain talk to students of physics; Index.

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A biography of Lev Landau, one of the greatest Soviet theoretical physicists, whose career was cut short by a catastrophic car accident in 1962 and who was still only sixty when he died six years later. He won the Nobel Prize 'for pioneering work on the theory of the condensed state of matter, particularly liquid helium'. But the book shows that Landau's characterisation of himself as 'one of the last of the universal men of theoretical physics' was fully justified. Clearly and concisely it describes his achievements in all areas of theoretical physics from hydrodynamics to the quantum theor.

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