Download ePUB Modern Classical Physics – Optics, Fluids, Plasmas , Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical PhysicsAuthor Kip Thorne –

It is a matter for celebration when two illustrious theoreticians such as Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford provide an in depth description of the fundamentals of classical physics The sheer amount of material covered and the effort that has gone into condensing it into a single, beautifully produced volume is extraordinarily impressive Malcolm Longair, NatureThis first year graduate level text and reference book covers the fundamental concepts and twenty first century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters or PhD level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn t statistical physics, optics waves of all sorts , elastodynamics, fluid mechanics, plasma physics, and special and general relativity and cosmology Growing out of a full year course that the eminent researchers Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford taught at Caltech for almost three decades, this book is designed to broaden the training of physicists Its six main topical sections are also designed so they can be used in separate courses, and the book is an invaluable reference for researchers Presents all the major fields of classical physics except three prerequisites classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and elementary thermodynamics Elucidates the interconnections between diverse fields and explains their shared concepts and tools Focuses on fundamental concepts and modern, real world applications Takes applications from fundamental, experimental, and applied physics astrophysics and cosmology geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology biophysics and chemical physics engineering and optical science and technology and information science and technology Emphasizes the quantum roots of classical physics and how to use quantum techniques to elucidate classical concepts or simplify classical calculations Features hundreds of color figures, some five hundred exercises, extensive cross references, and a detailed index An online illustration package is available to professors