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Title:
Concepts of modern physics
Author:
Beiser, Arthur.
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Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
xvi, 534 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780070048140
Format :
Book

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This text is written for a one-semester Modern Physics course and is designed for students who already have a grounding in basic physics and calculus. Relativity and quantum ideas are cosidered first to provide a framework for understanding the physics of atoms and nuclei. The theory of the atom is then developed, with emphasis on quantum-mechanical notions. This is followed by a discussion of the properties of aggregates of atoms, which includes a look at statistical mechanics. Finally, atomic nuclei and elementary particles are examined.


Table of Contents

1 Relativity
2 Particle Properties of Waves
3 Waves Properties of Particles
4 Atomic Structure
5 Quantum Mechanics
6 Quantum Theory of the Hydrogen Atom
7 Many-Electron Atoms
8 Molecules
9 Statistical Mechanics
10 The Solid State
11 Nuclear Structure
12 Nuclear Transformations
13 Elementary Particles
Appendix Atomic Masses

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