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

Translated from Russian by way of Vitaly Kisin

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

First of all, the ebook is addressed to expert physicists, yet so that it will in attaining maximal focus and readability it makes use of the easiest (high university) arithmetic. for this reason many pages of the ebook could be worthy to school scholars and will attract a extra normal 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.