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by Stephen T. Thornton and Andrew Rex

Edition: 3RD 06Copyright: 2006

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2006

International: No

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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.

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

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

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

Publisher Info

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2006

International: No

Published: 2006

International: No

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