Modern Physics from α to Z

ISBN-10: 0471572705
ISBN-13: 9780471572701
Edition: 1994
List price: $231.95
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Description: Designed to teach fundamental ideas as opposed to physics by formula. The primary goal is to expose basic properties of the atom, focusing on the description of experiments and data, both historical and current, used to establish physics principles.  More...

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Book details

List price: $231.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 664
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.256

Designed to teach fundamental ideas as opposed to physics by formula. The primary goal is to expose basic properties of the atom, focusing on the description of experiments and data, both historical and current, used to establish physics principles. Contains 250 carefully worked single concept problems which demonstrate the thinking behind the answer and yield numerically significant results. Prerequisites include some exposure to classical mechanics and electromagnetism.

Survey of Particles and Forces
Distribution Functions and kT
Planck's Constant
Special Relativity
Wave Properties of Particles and the Uncertainty Principle
Rutherford Scattering
The Schrwdinger Equation
The Hydrogen Atom
Beyond the Hydrogen Atom
Molecules and Molecular Spectra
The Nucleus
Quantum Statistics
Masers and Lasers
Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors
Superconductivity
High-Energy Physics: The Gadgets
High-Energy Physics: Classification of the Particles
High-Energy Physics: Unification of the Forces
The Early Universe
Appendices
Answers to Selected Problems
Indexes

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