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Modern Physics / Edition 4

Modern Physics / Edition 4

by Paul A. Tipler, Ralph Llewellyn


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ISBN-13: 9780716743453
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 700
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.04(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Relativity and Quantum Mechanics: The Foundation of Modern Physics
1. Relativity I
1-1 The Experimental Basis of Relativity
1-2 Einstein's Postulates
1-3 The Lorentz Transformation
1-4 Time Dilation and Length Contraction
1-5 The Doppler Effect
1-6 The Twin Paradox and other Surprises

2. Relativity II
2-1 Relativistic Momentum
2-2 Relativistic Energy
2-3 Mass/Energy Conversion and Binding Energy
2-4 Invariant Mass
2-5 General Relativity

3. Quantization of Charge, Light, and Energy
3-1 Quantization of Electric Charge
3-2 Blackbody Radiation
3-3 The Photoelectric Effect
3-4 X Rays and the Compton Effect

4. The Nuclear Atom
4-1 Atomic Spectra
4-2 Rutherford's Nuclear Model
4-3 The Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom
4-4 X Ray Spectra
4-5 The Franck-Hertz Experiment
4-6 Critique of Bohr Theory and the "Old Quantum Mechanics"

5. The Wavelike Properties of Particles
5-1 The deBroglie Hypothesis
5-2 Measurements of Particle Wavelengths
5-3 Wave Packets
5-4 Probabilistic Interpretation of the Wave Function
5-5 The Uncertainty Principle
5-6 Some Consequences of the Uncertainty Principle
5-7 Wave-Particle Duality

6. The Schrödinger Equation
6-1 The Schrödinger Equation in One Dimension
6-2 The Infinite Square Well
6-3 The Finite Square Well
6-4 Expectation Values and Operators
6-5 The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
6-6 Reflection and Transmission of Waves
6-7 The Schrödinger Equation for Two (or More) Particles

7. Atomic Physics
7-1 The Schrödinger Equation in Three Dimensions
7-2 Quantization of Angular Momentum and Energy in the Hydrogen Atom
7-3 Hydrogen Atom Wave Functions
7-4 Electron Spin
7-5 Total Angular Momentum and the Spin-Orbit Effect
7-6 Ground States of Atoms: The Periodic Table
7-7 Excited States and Spectra of Atoms

8. Statistical Physics
8-1 Classical Statistics
8-2 Quantum Statistics
8-3 Bose-Einstein Condensation
8-4 The Photon Gas: An Application of Bose-Einstein Statistics
8-5 Properties of a Fermion Gas

Part II Applications
9. Molecular Structure and Spectra
9-1 The Ionic Bond
9-2 The Covalent Bond
9-3 Other Bonding Mechanisms
9-4 Energy Levels and Spectra of Diatomic Molecules
9-5 Absorption, Stimulated Emission, and Scattering
9-6 Lasers and Masers

10. Solid State Physics
10-1 The Structure of Solids
10-2 Classical Theory of Conduction
10-3 Free Electron Gas in Metals
10-4 Quantum Theory of Conduction
10-5 Band Theory in Solids
10-6 Impurity Semiconductors
10-7 Semiconductor Junctions and Devices
10-8 Superconductivity

11. Nuclear Physics
11-1 Composition of the Nucleus
11-2 Ground State Properties of Nuclei
11-3 Radioactivity
11-4 Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay
11-5 The Nuclear Force
11-6 The Shell Model

12. Nuclear Reactions and Applications
12-1 Nuclear Reactions
12-2 Fission, Fusion, and Nuclear Reactors
12-3 Applications

13. Particle Physics
13-1 Particles and Antiparticles
13-2 Fundamental Interactions and the Classification of Particles
13-3 Conservation Laws and Symmetries
13-4 The Standard Model
13-5 Beyond the Standard Model

14. Astrophysics and Cosmology
14-1 The Sun
14-2 The Stars
14-3 The Evolution of Stars
14-4 Cataclysmic Events
14-5 The Final States of Stars
14-6 Galaxies
14-7 Gravitation and Cosmology
14-8 Cosmogenesis

A. Table of Atomic Masses B. Mathematical Aids
1. Probability Integrals
2. Distribution Functions
3. Derivation of the Boltzmann Distribution C. Periodic Table
1. Periodic Table
2. Electron Configurations D. Fundamental Physical Constants E. Conversion Factors F. Nobel Laureates in Physics

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