Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Edition: 2nd 2000
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $128.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publication date: 5/27/1999
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
1. One Hundred Years Ago. Classical Physics of the 1890s. The Kinetic Theory of Gases. Waves and Particles. Conservation Laws and Fundamental Forces. The Atomic Theory of Matter. Outstanding Problems of 1895 and New Horizons. Summary. 2. Special Theory of Relativity. Historical Perspective. The Michelson-Morley Experiment. Einstein's Postulates. The Lorentz Transformation. Time Dilation and Length Contraction. Addition of Velocities. Experimental Verification. Twin Paradox. Spacetime. Doppler Effect. Special Topic: Applications of the Doppler Effect. Relativistic Momentum. Relativistic Energy. Computations in Modern Physics. Electromagnetism and Relativity. Summary. 3. The Experimental Basis of Quantum Theory. Discovery of the X-Ray and the Electron. Determination of Electron Charge. Line Spectra. Special Topic: The Discovery of Helium. Quantization. Blackbody Radiation. Photoelectric Effect. X-Ray Production. Compton Effect. Pair Production and Annihilation. Summary. 4. Structure of the Atom. The Atomic Models of Thomson and Rutherford. Rutherford Scattering. Special Topic: Lord Rutherford of Nelson. The Classical Atomic Model. Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom. Successes and Failures of the Bohr Model. Characteristic X-Ray Spectra and Atomic Number. Atomic Excitation by Electrons. Summary. 5. Wave Properties of Matter. X-Ray Scattering. Special Topic: Cavendish Laboratory. De Broglie Waves. Electron Scattering. Wave Motion. Waves or Particles?. Relationship Between Probability and Wave Function. Uncertainty Principle. Summary. 6. The Quantum Theory. The Schrdinger Wave Equation. Expectation Values. Infinite Square Well Potential. Finite Square Well Potential. Three-Dimensional Infinite Potential Well. Simple Harmonic Oscillator. Barriers and Tunneling. Special Topic: Scanning Probe Microscopes. Summary. 7. The Hydrogen Atom. Application of the Schrdinger Equation to the Hydrogen Atom. Solution of the Schrdinger Equation for Hydrogen. Quantum Numbers. Special Topic: Rydberg Atoms. Magnetic Effects on Atomic Spectra-The Normal Zeeman Effect. Intrinsic Spin. Energy Levels and Electron Possibilities. Summary. 8. Many-Electron Atoms. Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table. Total Angular Momentum. Anomalous Zeeman Effect. Summary. 9. Statistical Physics. Historical Overview. Maxwell Velocity Distribution. Equipartition Theorem. Maxwell Speed Distribution. Classical and Quantum Statistics. Fermi-Dirac Statistics. Bose-Einstein Statistics. Special Topic: Superfluid3He. Summary. 10. Molecules and Solids. Molecular Bonding and Spectra. Stimulated Emission and Lasers. Structural Properties of Solids. Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Solids. Superconductivity. Special Topic: Low-Temperature Methods. Applications of Superconductivity. Summary. 11. Semiconductor Theory and Devices. Band Theory of Solids. Semiconductor Theory. Special Topic: The Quantum Hall Effect. Semiconductor Devices. Summary. 12. The Atomic Nucleus. Discovery of the Neutron. Nuclear Properties. The Deuteron. Nuclear Forces. Nuclear Stability. Radioactive Decay. Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay. Special Topic: Neutrino Detection. Radioactive Nuclides. Summary. 13. Nuclear Interactions and Applications. Nuclear Reactions. Reaction Kinematics. Reaction Mechanisms. Fission. Fission Reactors. Special Topic: Early Fission Reactors. Fusion. Special Applications. Special Topic: The Search for New Elements. Special Topic: How to Prove an Art Forgery. Summary. 14. Elementary Particles. The Early Beginnings. The Fundamental Interactions. Classification of Elementary Particles. Conservation Laws and Symmetries. Quarks. The Families of Matter. The Standard Model and GUTs. Accelerators. Special Topic: Experimental Ingenuity. Summary. 15. General Relativity. Principle of Equivalence. Tests of General Relativity. Gravitational Waves. Special Topic: Gravitational Waves. Black Holes. Frame Dragging. Summary. 16. Cosmology - The Beginning and the End. Evidence of the Big Bang. The Big