Reviews of topical problems

Yu.G. Rudoi, A.D. Sukhanov “Thermodynamic fluctuations within the Gibbs and Einstein approaches43 1169–1199 (2000)

A.B. Shvartsburg “Dispersion of electromagnetic waves in stratified and nonstationary media (exactly solvable models)43 1201–1228 (2000)

Methodological notes

G.B. Malykin “The Sagnac effect: correct and incorrect explanations43 1229 (2000)

From the history of physics

V.I. Kogan “The discovery of the Planck constant: ’roentgenoscopy’ of the scientific situation (1900). Missed opportunities in the choice of the Second Step (on the centenary of the First Step of quantum theory)43 1253–1259 (2000)

M.S. Aksenteva “The journal ’Kvant’ is only 30 years old after all!43 1261–1262 (2000)


A.I. Erokhin, V.P. Zaitsev, S.V. Krivokhizha, O.N. Krokhin, V.V. Morozov, P.P. Pashinin, L.P. Presnyakov, L.M. Sabirov, I.I. Sobel’man, I.L. Fabelinskii, I.A. Chaban, L.L. Chaikov “In memory of Valentin Sergeevich Starunov43 1263–1264 (2000)

V.L. Ginzburg, G.T. Zatsepin, N.N. Kalmykov, G.F. Krymskii, G.V. Kulikov, V.A. Matveev, M.I. Panasyuk, V.A. Rubakov, V.A. Sadovnichii, A.N. Skrinskii, Yu.A. Fomin, A.E. Chudakov “In memory of Georgii Borisovich Khristiansen43 1265–1266 (2000)

Letters to the editors

R.I. Khrapko “What is mass?43 1267–1270 (2000)

L.B. Okun “Reply to the letter ’What is mass?’ by R I Khrapko43 1270–1275 (2000)

Physics news on the internet

Yu.N. Eroshenko “Physics news on the Internet (based on electronic preprints)43 1276–1276 (2000)


E.V. Zakharova “New books on physics and related sciences43 1277 (2000)

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