Download ABC of Physics:A Very Brief Guide by Lev Okun PDF

Translated from Russian via Vitaly Kisin

This little booklet concentrates at the foundations of contemporary physics (its “ABC's”) and its such a lot basic constants: c — the speed of sunshine and — the quantum of action.

First of all, the booklet is addressed to expert physicists, yet for you to in achieving maximal focus and readability it makes use of the easiest (high tuition) arithmetic. therefore many pages of the ebook might be helpful to school scholars and should 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 neighborhood of the Planck Mass
  • Concluding Remarks

Readership: College scholars and readers within the actual sciences.