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List price: $199.95 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: 3.278 Language: English

AuthorTable of Contents

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

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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