This textbook is based on lectures and tutorials given for several years at the Physics Department of Novosibirsk State University. It is constructed as a set of problems followed by detailed solutions and may act as a complementary text for standard courses on the physics of continuous media.
Table of Contents
Part I: Electrodynamics of Continuous Media 2. Vectors, tensors, Fourier transformation 3. The tensor of dielectric permeability Electro-magnetic waves in media 4. Natural optical activity. the Faraday and Kerr effects 5. Frequency dispersion and analytical properties of the permittivity e(co) the propagation of electromagnetic waves in dispersive media 6. Cherenkov radiation. Transition radiation 7. Non-linear interaction of waves Part II: Fluid Mechanics 9. Dynamics of ideal 10. The motion of viscous 11. Convection and turbulence 12. Acoustic waves 13. Shockwaves 14. Non-linear waves in dispersive media Solitons 15. The theory of elasticity 16. Mechanics of liquid crystals