Selected Works of Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich, Volume I

Chemical Physics and Hydrodynamics
 
 
Princeton University Press
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Selected Works of Ya. B. Zeldovich is a two-volume collection of over 100 articles spanning half a century of work by the late Soviet scientist Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich. The breadth and depth of Zeldovich's work is staggering. Author of over twenty books and more than 500 scientific articles, he made fundamental contributions in chemical catalysis and kinetics, combustion and the hydrodynamics of explosive phenomena, nuclear chain reactions and nuclear energy, the physics of elementary particles, and the large-scale structure of the universe and cosmology. The importance of this collection lies not only in its documentary value as a collection of key scientific works by a man whose genius was characterized by the Soviet physicist Andrei Sakharov as "probably unique." Zeldovich himself considered his most valuable role to be that of a teacher, to convey to young scientists the how of science. The author of several excellent textbooks on topics ranging from elementary mathematics to advanced methods of mathematical physics, he saw this collection of works, enlarged from the original Russian edition, as a contribution to that end. Here one can see the scientific method at work--and all the enthusiasm, the breakthroughs, and the mistakes associated with real scientific endeavor. Commentaries by the author and the editors are included with each paper serving to enhance both the historical and the pedagogical value of this edition.

Originally published in 1992.

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PrefaceThe Scientific and Creative Career of Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich (1984)3IAdsorption and Catalysis1On the Theory of the Freundlich Adsorption Isotherm582Adsorption on a Uniform Surface683On the Theory of Reactions on Powders and Porous Substances71IIHydrodynamics. Magnetohydrodynamics. Heat Transfer. Self-Similarity4The Asymptotic Law of Heat Transfer at Small Velocities in the Finite Domain Problem785The Asymptotic Laws of Freely-Ascending Convective Flows826Exact Solution of the Diffusion Problem in a Periodic Velocity Field and Turbulent Diffusion867A Magnetic Field in the Two-Dimensional Motion of a Conducting Turbulent Fluid938The Magnetic Field in a Conducting Fluid Moving in Two Dimensions979Gas Motion Under the Action of Short-Duration Pressure (Impulse)106IIIPhase Transitions. Molecular Physics10On the Theory of New Phase Formation. Cavitation12011Theory of Interaction Between an Atom and a Metal13812Proof of the Uniqueness of the Solution of the Equations of the Law of Mass Action14413On the Relation Between Liquid and Gaseous States of Metals148IVTheory of Shock Waves14On the Possibility of Rarefaction Shock Waves15215On the Propagation of Shock Waves in a Gas with Reversible Chemical Reactions15516Theory of Combustion and Detonation of Gases162IIgnition and Thermal Explosion17On the Theory of Thermal Intensity. Exothermic Reaction in a Jet I23317aOn the Theory of Thermal Intensity. Exothermic Reaction in a Jet II. Consideration of Heat Transfer in the Reaction24318The Theory of Ignition by a Heated Surface255IIFlame Propagation19A Theory of Thermal Flame Propagation26220The Theory of the Limit of Propagation of a Slow Flame27121Diffusion Phenomena at the Limits of Flame Propagation. An Experimental Study of Flegmatization of Explosive Mixtures of Carbon Monoxide28822On the Theory of Combustion of Non-Premixed Gases30423Numerical Study of Flame Propagation in a Mixture Reacting at the Initial Temperature320IIICombustion of Powders. Oxidation of Nitrogen24On the Theory of Combustion of Powders and Explosives33025The Oxidation of Nitrogen in Combustion and Explosions36426Oxidation of Nitrogen in Combustion and Explosions404IVDetonation27On the Theory of Detonation Propagation in Gaseous Systems41128On Detonation of Gas Mixtures45229Flame Propagation in Tubes: Hydrodynamics and Stability459

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