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Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 3rd edition

Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780534417819

ISBN10: 0534417817

Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Stephen T. Thornton and Andrew Rex - ISBN 9780534417819
Edition: 3RD 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2006
International: No
Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Stephen T. Thornton and Andrew Rex - ISBN 9780534417819

ISBN13: 9780534417819

ISBN10: 0534417817

Edition: 3RD 06

Summary

MODERN PHYSICS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS, Second Edition incorporates a contemporary and comprehensive approach to physics with a strong emphasis on applications. The author's approach incorporates a flexible organization, numerous examples and problems (over 700), and brings the study of modern physics alive by alluding to many current topics in physics, for example, high temperature superconductors, neutrino mass, age of the universe, gamma ray bursts, holography, and nuclear fusion.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. One Hundred Years Ago
2. Special Theory of Relativity
3. Relativistic Dynamics; General Relativity
4. The Experimental Basis of Quantum Theory
Essay: X-Ray Lithography
5. Structure of the Atom
6. Wave Properties of Matter
7. The Quantum Theory
8. The Hydrogen Atom
Essay: Indeterminacy and Nonlocality in Quantum Mechanics
9. Many-Electron Atoms
10. Statistical Physics
11. Molecules and Solids
Essay: Holography - Modern Applications
12. Semiconductor Theory and Devices
Essay: Photovoltaic Devices
13. The Atomic Nucleus
14. Nuclear Interactions and Applications
15. Elementary Particles
16. Cosmology - The Beginning and the End