Modern Physics / Edition 1

Modern Physics / Edition 1

by Jeremy Bernstein, Paul M. Fishbane, Stephen G. Gasiorowicz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0139553118

ISBN-13: 9780139553110

Pub. Date: 03/23/2000

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

This comprehensive book provides the most complete coverage of general relativity and cosmology—with detailed discussions on the historical origins of topics. Its presentation is consistently linked to observation, and to the physical numbers as well, so that readers develop a sense of the magnitudes involved in the material being covered.

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This comprehensive book provides the most complete coverage of general relativity and cosmology—with detailed discussions on the historical origins of topics. Its presentation is consistently linked to observation, and to the physical numbers as well, so that readers develop a sense of the magnitudes involved in the material being covered. Chapter topics include waves as particles and particles as waves; atoms and the Bohr Model; The Schrödinger Equation; barriers and wells; statistical physics; conductors, insulators, and superconductors; and elementary particle physics. A reference for today's scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780139553110
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
03/23/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Review.

II. RELATIVITY.

2. The Basics of Relativity.

3. Consequences of Relativity.

II. THE ORIGINS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS.

4. Waves as Particles and Particles as Waves.

5. Atoms and the Bohr Model.

6. The Schrödinger Equation.

7. Classical and Unclassical behavior: Wave Packets and Uncertainty.

8. Barriers and Wells.

9. The Hydrogen Atom.

10. Many Particles.

III. APPLICATIONS.

11. Complex Atoms and Molecules.

12. Statistical Physics.

13. Atoms, Radiation and Lasers.

14. Conductors, Insulators, and Superconductors.

15. The Atomic Nucleus.

IV. FRONTIERS.

16. Elementary Particle Physics.

17. General Relativity.

18. Cosmology.

Appendix A: Physical Constants

Appendix B: Mathematics.

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