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APPLICATIONS OF CLASSICAL PHYSICS

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Author:  Roger D. Blandford and Kip S. Thorne 
















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This book is an introduction to the fundamentals and 21stcentury applications of
all the major branches of classical physics except classical mechanics, electromagnetic
theory, and elementary thermodynamics (which we assume the reader has already learned
elsewhere). Contents: Physics in Euclidean Space and Flat Spacetime: Geometric Viewpoin; STATISTICAL PHYSICS; Kinetic Theory; Statistical Mechanics; Statistical Thermodynamics;
Random Processes; OPTICS; Geometrical Optics; Diﬀraction; Interference; Nonlinear Optics; ELASTICITY; Elastostatics; Elastodynamics; FLUID DYNAMICS; oundations of Fluid Dynamics; Vorticity; Turbulence; Waves and Rotating Flows; Supersonic Flow; Convection; Magnetohydrodynamics; PLASMA PHYSICS; The Particle Kinetics of Plasmas; Waves in Cold Plasmas: TwoFluid Formalism; Kinetic Theory of Warm Plasmas; Nonlinear Dynamics of Plasmas; GENERAL RELATIVITY; From Special to General Relativity; Fundamental Concepts of General Relativity; Relativistic Stars and Black Holes; Gravitational Waves and Experimental Tests of General Relativity ; Cosmology. 

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