Modern Physics

ISBN-10: 0534493394
ISBN-13: 9780534493394
Edition: 3rd 2005
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List price: $380.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 4/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.476
Language: English

Succeed in physics with MODERN PHYSICS! Designed to provide simple, clear, and mathematically uncomplicated explanations of physical concepts and theories of modern physics, this physics text provides you with the tools you need to get a good grade. Worked examples, exercises, end-of-chapter problems, special topic sections, and the book-specific website give you the opportunity to test your comprehension and mastery of the material. Studying is made easy with QMTools, an online simulation software that provides modeling tools to help you visualize abstract concepts and practice problem solving.

Raymond A. Serway is Physics Professor Emeritus at James Madison University, Virginia.

Curt A. Moyer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He came to UNC-Wilmington in 1999. Before that, he had been a member of the Physics Department at Clarkson University since 1974. He has written numerous research articles in the fields of condensed matter physics and surface science. Dr. Moyer is an experienced teacher and an advocate for the uses of computers in education. He prepared the web-based QMTools software that accompanies this text.

Relativity I
Special Relativity
The Principle of Relativity
The Michelson-Morley Experiment
Postulates of Special Relativity
Consequences of Special Relativity
The Lorentz Transformation
Spacetime and Causality
Summary
Relativity II
Relativistic Momentum and Relativistic Form of Newton''s Laws
Relativistic Energy
Mass as a Measure of Energy
Conservation of Relativistic Momentum, Mass, and Energy
General Relativity
Summary
Web Essay 1: The Renaissance of General Relativity
The Quantum Theory Of Light
Hertz''s Experiments-Light as an Electromagnetic Wave
Blackbody Radiation
The Rayleigh-Jeans Law and Planck''s Law (Online)
Light Quantization and the Photoelectric Effect
The Compton Effect and X-Rays
Particle-Wave Complementarity
Does Gravity Affect Light? (Optional)
Summary
Web Appendix 1: Calculation of the Number of Modes of Waves in a Cavity
The Particle Nature Of Matter
The Atomic Nature of Matter
The Composition of Atoms
The Bohr Atom
Bohr''s Correspondence Principle, or Why is Angular Momentum Quantized? Direct Confirmation of Atomic Energy Levels: The Franck-Hertz Experiment
Summary
Matter Waves
The Pilot Waves of de Broglie
The Davisson-Germer Experiment
TEM and SEM microscopes
Wave Groups and Dispersion
Fourier Integrals (Optional)
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
If Electrons Are Waves, What''s Waving? The Wave-Particle Duality
A Final Note
Summary
Quantum Mechanics In One Dimension
The Born Interpretation
Wavefunction for a Free Particle
Wavefunctions in the Presence of Forces
The Particle in a Box
CCD''s
The Finite Square Well (Optional)
The Quantum Oscillator
Expectation Values
Observables and Operators
Summary
Tunneling Phenomena
The Square Barrier
Barrier Penetration: Some Applications
Summary
Essay: The Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Quantum Mechanics In Three Dimensions
Particle in a Three-Dimensional Box
Central Forces and Angular Momentum
Space Quantization
Quantization of Angular Momentum and Energy (Optional)
Atomic Hydrogen and Hydrogen-like Ions
Summary
Atomic Structure
Orbital Magnetism and the Normal Zeeman Effect
The Spinning Electron
The Spin-Orbit Interaction and Other Magnetic Effects
Exchange Symmetry and the Exclusion Principle
Electron Interactions and Screening Effects (Optional)
The Periodic Table
X-Ray Spectra and Moseley''s Law
Summary
Statistical Physics
The Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution
Quantum Statistics, Indistinguishability, and the Pauli Exclusion Principle
Applications of Bose-Einstein Statistics
An Application of Fermi-Dirac Statistics: The Free-Electron Gas Theory of Metals
Summary
Essay: Laser Manipulation of Atoms
Molecular Structure
Bonding Mechanisms: A Survey
Molecular Rotation and Vibration
Molecular Spectra
Electron Sharing and the Covalent Bond
Bonding in Complex Molecules (Optional)
Summary
Web Appendix 2: Overlap Integrals of Atomic Wavefunctions
The Solid State
Bonding in Solids
Classical Free-Electron Model of Metals
Quantum Theory of Metals
Band Theory of Solids
Semiconductor Devices
Lasers
Superconductivity
Summary
Web Essay 2: The Invention of the Laser
Web Essay 3: Photovoltaic Conversion
Nuclear Structure
Some Properties of Nuclei
Binding Energy and Nuclear Forces
Nuclear Models
Radioactivity
Decay Processes
Natural Radioactivity
Summary
Nuclear Physics Applications
Nuclear Reactions
Reaction Cross Section
Interactions Involving Neutrons
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Reactors
Nuclear Fusion
Recent Fusion Energy Developments
Interaction of Particles with Matter
Radiation Damage in Matter
Radiation Detectors
Summary
Elementary Particles
The Fundamental Forces in Nature
Positrons and Other Antiparticles
Mesons and the Beginning of Particle Physics
Classification of Particles
Conservation Laws
Strange Particles and Strangeness
Neutrino Oscillations
How Are Elementary Particles Produced and Particle Prop

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