Modern Physics

ISBN-10: 0139553118
ISBN-13: 9780139553110
Edition: 2000
List price: $156.00
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Description: For sophomore-level courses in modern physics. This comprehensive text provides a clear, correct, and up-to-date introduction and survey of the topics of importance to tomorrow's engineers and scientists. The presentation includes the description  More...

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List price: $156.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/24/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

For sophomore-level courses in modern physics. This comprehensive text provides a clear, correct, and up-to-date introduction and survey of the topics of importance to tomorrow's engineers and scientists. The presentation includes the description of the history of the topics, to show students how we got to where we are; it stresses the importance of observation and experiment; and it emphasizes numbers, so that students develop a feel for the magnitudes involved and for when different principles become important.

A Review
Relativity
The Basics of Relativity
Consequences of Relativity
The Origins of Quantum Mechanics
Waves as Particles and Particles as Waves
Atoms and the Bohr Model
The Schr�dinger Equation
Classical and Unclassical behavior: Wave Packets and Uncertainty
Barriers and Wells
The Hydrogen Atom
Many Particles
Applications
Complex Atoms and Molecules
Statistical Physics
Atoms, Radiation and Lasers
Conductors, Insulators, and Superconductors
The Atomic Nucleus
Frontiers
Elementary Particle Physics
General Relativity
Cosmology
Physical Constants
Mathematics

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