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Electrodynamics of Continuous Media, Second Edition: Volume 8 (Course of Theoretical Physics S) 2nd Edition

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  • Series: Course of Theoretical Physics S
  • Paperback: 460 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2 edition (January 15, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750626348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750626347
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the Volume 8 of the famous Course of Theoretical Physics by L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz. All serious students of theoretical physics must possess the ten volumes of this excellent Course, which cover in detail and rigour practically all the branches of theoretical physics. The Volume 8 treats the subject of the electromagnetic fields in matter, or the macroscopic electrodynamics. The book contains all the basic theory of macroscopic electrodynamics, discussing at the same time some more specialized and very interesting topics. The discussion is rigorous and very detailed, with clarity of exposition. There exists also in this book chapters not usually found in other similar books, such as the chapters on the dynamics of magnetic fluids, the theory of the interaction of fast particles with matter(for example, the Cerenkov radiation), the macroscopic theory of superconductivity and the theory of diffraction of X rays in crystals. There exists a little appendice! on curvilinear coordinates, which serves to auxiliate the reader in the mathematical calculations. Moreover, the authors discuss in a very elegant manner mathematical methods for solving problems in electrostatics, such as for example the method of conformal mapping. Certainly one of the best books on macroscopic electrodynamics!
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In the beginning there was ether. Then Maxwell discovered his wonderful equations and Einstein, drawing inspiration therefrom, discovered Relativity. There was no longer an ether. Thank God! For, before, every electric, magnetic and optical phenomenon was supposed to be explained by properties of this ubiquitous ether. For a brilliant account of the physics of the ether, read "Aether", by Maxwell himself, at the Encyclopaedia Britannica (not the present edition: go to* and look at the Classics). Since Lorentz it became fashionable, and sensible, to, first, derive all properties of the electromagnetic fiel in vacuum, and, then, to introduce matter and the complications which appear (and which give rise to most of the beauty of the world). This wonderful book deals with these complications, and shows the beauties that come out of them. This is a high class text, the reader being supposed to know all of basic physics, including, of course, quantum mechanics. Thermodynamics is used lavishly for static or quasi-static situations, providing depth and cohesion. Did you know that you cannot, in this age of new materials, concoct one with electric permittivity (the familiar epsilon) smaller than one lest you violate the second law of thermodynamics? The chapter on electromagnetic waves is superb, with the best treatment of light dispersion to be found anywhere. Did you know that you cannot produce a transparent material which would disperse light in a different sequence of colours than that of the usual glass prism lest you violate causality? You have to read this book. Grab your copy while you can find it. One never knows.
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What can I say? There are 9 copies of this book in the library of my university and 8 of them have been checked out. The only one left is a reserved copy. And right now it's in the middle of a summer vacation! So many things that I want to know can be found in this book: the difference between Kerr effect and Faraday effect, the magneto-electric tensor, magnetic symmetries of crystals... etc. The explanations are usually very compact but extremely clear. Once many years ago I was frustrated at being unable to find a "physicist's description" of the galvanic cell. Finally, after searching many books and papers, I found a most satisfying explanation, exactly the way I needed it, in this book. It is an invaluable "reference" (but not textbook) for researchers working on material science, light-matter interactions, and related fields.
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Out of all the book collections out there, Dau's Course of Theoretical Physics just might be my favorite. (Yes, even more so than Feynman's Lectures on Physics!)

As another reviewer stated, these books are very concise and present the subject in an efficient manner. Some hate it, but I think it works perfectly for what the books are supposed to be: almost graduate level textbooks. I highly suggest reading Vol. 2 before dwelling into Vol. 8. My favorite was certainly the chapter on Ferromagnetism and Antiferromagnetism. L&L efficiently explain this topic in ONE chapter for which many rivaling authors take several hundred pages to explain, and yet still fail to grasp the clarity/beauty involved in the physics. This book is my favorite in the whole series, and closely followed by Vol. 2 and Vol. 1 respectively.
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Great book - plain and simple. Edition was in nearly perfect shape too, so no issues there. Go for it.
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LLP is the gold standard for our understanding of the electrodynamic properties of matter. Although Jackson is the most common textbook, I prefer LLPs succinct style that focuses only on essential points.
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