Modern Physics

ISBN-10: 0716743450
ISBN-13: 9780716743453
Edition: 4th 2002
List price: $137.95
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Book details

List price: $137.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/3/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 700
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.674
Language: English

This new edition combines pedagogy, problem sets and teaching art in a presentation that includes coverage of a number of new topics and discoveries. Students are guided through the foundations of modern physics, and introduced to the results of its applications across the spectrum of science and technology.

Relativity and Quantum Mechanics: The Foundation of Modern Physics
Relativity I
The Experimental Basis of Relativity
Einstein's Postulates
The Lorentz Transformation
Time Dilation and Length Contraction
The Doppler Effect
The Twin Paradox and other Surprises
Relativity II
Relativistic Momentum
Relativistic Energy
Mass/Energy Conversion and Binding Energy
Invariant Mass
General Relativity
Quantization of Charge, Light, and Energy
Quantization of Electric Charge
Blackbody Radiation
The Photoelectric Effect
X Rays and the Compton Effect
The Nuclear Atom
Atomic Spectra
Rutherford's Nuclear Model
The Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom
X Ray Spectra
The Franck-Hertz Experiment
Critique of Bohr Theory and the "Old Quantum Mechanics"
The Wavelike Properties of Particles
The deBroglie Hypothesis
Measurements of Particle Wavelengths
Wave Packets
Probabilistic Interpretation of the Wave Function
The Uncertainty Principle
Some Consequences of the Uncertainty Principle
Wave-Particle Duality
The Schrödinger Equation

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