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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Modern Physics taken by students in the physical sciences and engineering.
Designed specifically for students at the freshman/sophomore level, this introduction to modern physics is refreshingly contemporary--offering a highly motivating blend of exceptional readability enlivened with humor, flexibility in both breadth and depth of coverage, and an abundance of high-quality worked examples and hands-on practice problems.
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Author Bio
Taylor, John : University of Colorado, Boulder
Zafiratos, Chris : University of Colorado, Boulder
Dubson, Michael A. : University of Colorado, Boulder
I. RELATIVITY.
1. The Space and Time of Relativity.
2. Relativistic Mechanics.
II. QUANTUM MECHANICS.
3. Atoms.
4. Quantization of Light.
5. Quantization of Atomic Energy Levels.
6. Matter Waves.
7. The Schrödinger Equation in One Dimension.
8. The Three-Dimensional Schrödinger Equation.
9. Electron Spin.
10. Multielectron Atoms; the Pauli Principle and the Periodic Table.
11. Atomic Transitions and Radiation.
III. SYSTEMS WITH TWO OR MORE ATOMS.
12. Molecules.
13. Solids - Theory.
14. Solids - Applications.
15. Statistical Mechanics.
IV. SUBATOMIC PHYSICS.
16. The Structure of Atomic Nuclei.
17. Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions.
18. Elementary Particles.
APPENDIXES.
A. Physical Constants.
B. Useful Mathematical Relations.
C. Alphabetical List of the Elements.
D. Atomic and Nuclear Data.
Suggestions for Further Reading.
Picture Credits and References.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.
Index.
John Taylor, Chris Zafiratos and Michael A. Dubson
ISBN13: 978-0138057152For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Modern Physics taken by students in the physical sciences and engineering.
Designed specifically for students at the freshman/sophomore level, this introduction to modern physics is refreshingly contemporary--offering a highly motivating blend of exceptional readability enlivened with humor, flexibility in both breadth and depth of coverage, and an abundance of high-quality worked examples and hands-on practice problems.
Features :
Author Bio
Taylor, John : University of Colorado, Boulder
Zafiratos, Chris : University of Colorado, Boulder
Dubson, Michael A. : University of Colorado, Boulder
Table of Contents
I. RELATIVITY.
1. The Space and Time of Relativity.
2. Relativistic Mechanics.
II. QUANTUM MECHANICS.
3. Atoms.
4. Quantization of Light.
5. Quantization of Atomic Energy Levels.
6. Matter Waves.
7. The Schrödinger Equation in One Dimension.
8. The Three-Dimensional Schrödinger Equation.
9. Electron Spin.
10. Multielectron Atoms; the Pauli Principle and the Periodic Table.
11. Atomic Transitions and Radiation.
III. SYSTEMS WITH TWO OR MORE ATOMS.
12. Molecules.
13. Solids - Theory.
14. Solids - Applications.
15. Statistical Mechanics.
IV. SUBATOMIC PHYSICS.
16. The Structure of Atomic Nuclei.
17. Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions.
18. Elementary Particles.
APPENDIXES.
A. Physical Constants.
B. Useful Mathematical Relations.
C. Alphabetical List of the Elements.
D. Atomic and Nuclear Data.
Suggestions for Further Reading.
Picture Credits and References.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.
Index.