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Modern Physics

Author : Raymond Serway
ISBN : 9780534493394
Genre : Science
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Accessible and flexible, MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition has been specifically designed to provide simple, clear, and mathematically uncomplicated explanations of physical concepts and theories of modern physics. The authors clarify and show support for these theories through a broad range of current applications and examples-attempting to answer questions such as: What holds molecules together? How do electrons tunnel through barriers? How do electrons move through solids? How can currents persist indefinitely in superconductors? To pique student interest, brief sketches of the historical development of twentieth-century physics such as anecdotes and quotations from key figures as well as interesting photographs of noted scientists and original apparatus are integrated throughout. The Third Edition has been extensively revised to clarify difficult concepts and thoroughly updated to include rapidly developing technical applications in quantum physics. To complement the analytical solutions in the text and to help students visualize abstract concepts, the new edition also features free online access to QMTools, new platform-independent simulation software created by co-author, Curt Moyer, and developed with support from the National Science Foundation. Icons in the text indicate the problems designed for use with the software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Modern Physics

Author : John Morrison
ISBN : 9780128008287
Genre : Science
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The second edition of Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers is intended for a first course in modern physics. Beginning with a brief and focused account of the historical events leading to the formulation of modern quantum theory, later chapters delve into the underlying physics. Streamlined content, chapters on semiconductors, Dirac equation and quantum field theory, as well as a robust pedagogy and ancillary package, including an accompanying website with computer applets, assist students in learning the essential material. The applets provide a realistic description of the energy levels and wave functions of electrons in atoms and crystals. The Hartree-Fock and ABINIT applets are valuable tools for studying the properties of atoms and semiconductors. Develops modern quantum mechanical ideas systematically and uses these ideas consistently throughout the book Carefully considers fundamental subjects such as transition probabilities, crystal structure, reciprocal lattices, and Bloch theorem which are fundamental to any treatment of lasers and semiconductor devices Clarifies each important concept through the use of a simple example and often an illustration Features expanded exercises and problems at the end of each chapter Offers multiple appendices to provide quick-reference for students
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Introduction To Modern Physics

Author : R. B. Singh
ISBN : 8122414087
Genre : Physics
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The Book Presents A Comprehensive Treatment Of Quantum Mechanics At The Post Graduate Level. The Emphasis Is On The Physical Foundations And The Mathematical Framework Of Quantum Mechanics; Applications To Specific Problems Are Taken Up Only To Illustrate A Principle Or A Calculational Technique Under Discussion. The Book Begins With A Preview Of The Conceptual Problem Peculiar To Quantum Mechanics. The Introductory Chapter Also Contains A Formulation Of The Basic Laws Of Motion In Quantum Mechanics In Terms Of The Feynman Postulates. Chapter 2 Contains A Detailed Exposition Of The Linear Vector Spaces And Representation Theory. In Chapter 3 The Basic Principles Of Quantum Mechanics Are Introduced In The Form Of A Number Of Postulates.The Schrodinger, The Heisenberg And The Interaction Pictures Of Time Development Form The Subject Matter Of Chapter 4. An Indepth Study Of Angular Momentum Theory (Chapter 5) Is Followed By A Brief Account Of Space-Time Symmetries Including Time Reversal Invariance (Chapter 6). Scattering Theory (Chapter 7), Approximation Methods For Stationary As Well As Time-Dependent Problems (Chapter 8) And Identical Particles (Chapter 9) Receive Adequate Treatment. The Dirac, The Klein-Gordon And The Weyl Equations Are Discussed Extensively In Chapter 10. Chapter 11 Treats Canonical Quantization Of Both Non- Relativistic And Relativistic Fields; Topics Covered Include The Natural System Of Units, The Dyson And The Wick Chronological Products, Normal Products, Wicks Theorem And The Feynman Diagrams. The Last Chapter (12) Discusses In Detail The Interpretational Problem In Quantum Mechanics. The Epr Paradox, The Copenhagen And The Ensemble Interpretations, Hidden-Variable Theories,Neumanns And Bell S Theorems And Bells Inequality Are Among The Topics Discussed. The Appendices Incorporate A Detailed Discussion Of Matrices Both Finite-And-Infinite Dimensional, Antilinear Operators, Dirac Delta Function And Fourier Transforms. A Number Of Problems Are Included With A View To Supplementing The Text.
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Rational Reconstructions Of Modern Physics

Author : Peter Mittelstaedt
ISBN : 9400700776
Genre : Science
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Newton’s classical physics and its underlying ontology are loaded with several metaphysical hypotheses that cannot be justified by rational reasoning nor by experimental evidence. Furthermore, it is well known that some of these hypotheses are not contained in the great theories of modern physics, such as the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. This book shows that, on the basis of Newton’s classical physics and by rational reconstruction, the theory of relativity as well as quantum mechanics can be obtained by partly eliminating or attenuating the metaphysical hypotheses. Moreover, it is shown that these reconstructions do not require additional hypotheses or new experimental results.
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Modern Physics

Author : Robert L. Sproull
ISBN : 9780486802268
Genre : Science
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This introduction to the concepts and methods of quantum mechanics employs the analysis of one-dimensional problems to offer students a quantitative understanding of atomic, molecular, solid-state, and nuclear physics. Applications of these concepts and methods help answer the most intriguing questions of modern physics: What holds matter together? Holds it apart? How does the variety of chemical properties of different elements arise? How do electrons move through solids? Why do nuclei that occur in nature possess only certain combinations of protons and neutrons? The text presents meaningful problems by topic — supplemented by ample illustrations, applications, and exercises — that address the most intriguing questions of modern physics. Answers to selected problems appear in the appendix. Geared toward science and engineering majors, this volume is also appropriate for independent study by those who have completed a general physics course.
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Experiments In Modern Physics

Author : Adrian Constantin Melissinos
ISBN : 0124898513
Genre : Science
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A revision of the leading text on experimental physics. The feature of this book that has made it one of the most loved texts on the subject is that it goes far beyond a mere description of key experiments in physics. The author successfully provides the reader with an understanding and appreciation of the 'physics' behind the experiments. The second edition will be an extensive revision introducing many new devices, including the use of computers and software programs, that have come into use since the publication of the first edition. In addition the important areas of condensed matter physics and optical physics will be added, including two entirely new chapters on lasers and optics. · Modern analysis and acquisition techniques · Integration with matlab for data analysis and display · New experiments include fundamentals of lasers
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Modern Physics

Author : G. ARULDHAS
ISBN : 9788120325975
Genre : Science
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This comprehensive and well-written book provides a thorough understanding of the principles of modern physics, their relations, and their applications. Most of the developments in physics that took place during the twentieth century are called "modern"-something to be treated differently from the "classical" physics. This book offers a detailed presentation of a wide range of interesting topics, starting from the special theory of relativity, basics of quantum mechanics, atomic physics, spectroscopic studies of molecular structures, solid state physics, and proceeding all the way to exciting areas such as lasers, fibre optics and holography. An in-depth treatment of the different aspects of nuclear physics focuses on nuclear properties, nuclear models, fission, fusion, particle accelerators and detectors. The book concludes with a chapter on elementary interactions, symmetries, conservation laws, the quark model and the grand unified theory. Clear and readable, this book is eminently suitable as a text for B.Sc. (physics) course.
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Introduction To Modern Physics

Author : John Dirk Walecka
ISBN : 9789812812247
Genre : Science
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This Well-written book is devoted to modern physics that was revolutionized in the last century with few exceptions the monograph is self contained. He book is also useful for practicing scientists treating basic principles and a wide range of applications.
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Causality And Locality In Modern Physics

Author : G. Hunter
ISBN : 9789401709903
Genre : Science
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The Symposium entitled: Causality and Locality in Modern Physics and As tronomy: Open Questions and Possible Solutions was held at York University, Toronto, during the last week of August 1997. It was a sequel to a similar sym posium entitled: The Present Status of the Quantum Theory of Light held at the same venue in August 1995. These symposia came about as a result of discussions between Professor Stanley Jeffers and colleagues on the International Organizing Committee. Professor Jeffers was the executive local organizer of the symposia. The 1997 symposium attracted over 120 participants representing 26 different countries and academic institutions. The broad theme of both symposia was the enigma of modern physics: the non-local, and possibly superluminal interactions implied by quantum mechanics, the structure of fundamental particles including the photon, the reconciliation of quantum mechanics with the theory of relativity, and the nature of gravity and inertia. Jean-Pierre Vigier was the guest of honour at both symposia. He was a lively contributor to the discussions of the presentations. The presentations were made as 30-minute lectures, or during an evening poster session. Some participants did not submit a written account of their presentation at the symposium, and not all of the articles submitted for the Proceedings could be included because of the publisher's page limit. The titles and authors of the papers that had to be excluded are listed in an appendix.
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