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Concepts of modern physics / Arthur Beiser.

By: Beiser, Arthur.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston ; New Delhi : McGraw-Hill ; Tata McGraw-Hill, c2003Edition: 6th ed.Description: xiii, 542 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0072448482 (acidfree paper); 9780072448481; 007115096X.Subject(s): PhysicsDDC classification: 530 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-Book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents Preface -- ch. 1. Relativity -- 1.1. Special relativity -- 1.2. Time dilation -- 1.3. Doppler effect -- 1.4. Length contraction -- 1.5. Twin paradox -- 1.6. Electricity and magnetism -- 1.7. Relativistic momentum -- 1.8. Mass and energy -- 1.9. Energy and momentum -- 1.10. General relativity -- Appendix 1 : The Lorentz transformation -- Appendix 2 : Spacetime -- ch. 2. Particle properties of waves -- 2.1. Electromagnetic waves -- 2.2. Blackbody radiation -- 2.3. Photoelectric effect -- 2.4. What is light? -- 2.5. X-rays -- 2.6. X-ray diffraction -- 2.7. Compton effect -- 2.8. Pair production -- 2.9. Photons and gravity -- ch. 3. Wave properties of particles -- 3.1. De Broglie waves -- 3.2. Waves of what? -- 3.3. Describing a wave -- 3.4. Phase and group velocities -- 3.5. Particle diffraction -- 3.6. Particle in a box -- 3.7. Uncertainty principle 1 -- 3.8. Uncertainty principle 2 -- 3.9. Applying the uncertainty principle. ch. 4. Atomic structure -- 4.1. The nuclear atom -- 4.2. Electron orbits -- 4.3. Atomic spectra -- 4.4. The Bohr atom -- 4.5. Energy levels and spectra -- 4.6. Correspondence principle -- 4.7. Nuclear motion -- 4.8. Atomic excitation -- 4.9. The laser -- ch. 5. Quantum mechanics -- 5.1. Quantum mechanics -- 5.2. The wave equation -- 5.3. Schrödinger's equation : time-dependent form -- 5.4. Linearity and superposition -- 5.5. Expectation values -- 5.6. Operators -- 5.7. Schrödinger's equation : steady-state form -- 5.8. Particle in a box -- 5.9. Finite potential well -- 5.10. Tunnel effect -- 5.11. Harmonic oscillator -- Appendix : The tunnel effect -- ch. 6. Quantum theory of the hydrogen atom -- 6.1. Schrödinger's equation for the hydrogen atom -- 6.2. Separation of variables -- 6.3. Quantum numbers -- 6.4. Principal quantum number -- 6.5. Orbital quantum number -- 6.6. Magnetic quantum number -- 6.7. Electron probability density -- 6.8. Radiative transitions -- 6.9. Selection rules -- 6.10. Zeeman effect. ch. 7. Many-electron atoms -- 7.1. Electron spin -- 7.2. Exclusion principle -- 7.3. Symmetric and antisymmetric wave functions -- 7.4. Periodic table -- 7.5. Atomic structures -- 7.6. Explaining the periodic table -- 7.7. Spin-orbit coupling -- 7.8. Total angular momentum -- 7.9. X-ray spectra -- Appendix : Atomic spectra -- ch. 8. Molecules -- 8.1. The molecular bond -- 8.2. Electron sharing -- 8.3. The H₂[superscript +] molecular ion -- 8.4. The hydrogen molecule -- 8.5. Complex molecules -- 8.6. Rotational energy levels -- 8.7. Vibrational energy levels -- 8.8. Electronic spectra of molecules -- ch. 9. Statistical mechanics -- 9.1. Statistical distributions -- 9.2. Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics -- 9.3. Molecular energies in an ideal gas -- 9.4. Quantum statistics -- 9.5. Rayleigh-Jeans formula -- 9.6. Planck radiation law -- 9.7. Einstein's approach -- 9.8. Specific heats of solids -- 9.9. Free electrons in a metal -- 9.10. Electron-energy distribution -- 9.11. Dying stars. ch. 10. The solid state -- 10.1. Crystalline and amorphous solids -- 10.2. Ionic crystals -- 10.3. Covalent crystals -- 10.4. Van der Waals bond -- 10.5. Metallic bond -- 10.6. Band theory of solids -- 10.7. Semiconductor devices -- 10.8. Energy bands : alternative analysis -- 10.9. Superconductivity -- 10.1-. Bound electron pairs -- ch. 11. Nuclear structure -- 11.1. Nuclear composition -- 11.2. Some nuclear properties -- 11.3. Stable nuclei -- 11.4. Binding energy -- 11.5. Liquid-drop model -- 11.6. Shell model -- 11.7. Meson theory of nuclear forces -- ch. 12. Nuclear transformations -- 12.1. Radioactive decay -- 12.2. Half-life -- 12.3. Radioactive series -- 12.4. Alpha decay -- 12.5. Beta decay-- 12.6. Gamma decay -- 12.7. Cross section -- 12.8. Nuclear reactions -- 12.9. Nuclear fission -- 12.10. Nuclear reactors -- 12.11. Nuclear fusion in stars -- 12.12. Fusion reactors. ch. 13. Elementary particles -- 13.1 Interactions and particles -- 13.2. Leptons -- 13.3. Hadrons -- 13.4. Elementary particle quantum numbers -- 13.5. Quarks -- 13.6. Field bosons -- 13.7. The standard model and beyond -- 13.8. History of the universe -- 13.9. The future -- Appendix : Atomic masses -- Answers to odd-numbered exercises -- For further study -- Credits -- Index.
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Beiser, Arthur.
Concepts of modern physics.
Boston : McGraw-Hill, c2003
(OCoLC)753429409

Includes bibliographical references (p. 525-527) and index.

Table of contents Preface --
ch. 1. Relativity --
1.1. Special relativity --
1.2. Time dilation --
1.3. Doppler effect --
1.4. Length contraction --
1.5. Twin paradox --
1.6. Electricity and magnetism --
1.7. Relativistic momentum --
1.8. Mass and energy --
1.9. Energy and momentum --
1.10. General relativity --
Appendix 1 : The Lorentz transformation --
Appendix 2 : Spacetime --
ch. 2. Particle properties of waves --
2.1. Electromagnetic waves --
2.2. Blackbody radiation --
2.3. Photoelectric effect --
2.4. What is light? --
2.5. X-rays --
2.6. X-ray diffraction --
2.7. Compton effect --
2.8. Pair production --
2.9. Photons and gravity --
ch. 3. Wave properties of particles --
3.1. De Broglie waves --
3.2. Waves of what? --
3.3. Describing a wave --
3.4. Phase and group velocities --
3.5. Particle diffraction --
3.6. Particle in a box --
3.7. Uncertainty principle 1 --
3.8. Uncertainty principle 2 --
3.9. Applying the uncertainty principle. ch. 4. Atomic structure --
4.1. The nuclear atom --
4.2. Electron orbits --
4.3. Atomic spectra --
4.4. The Bohr atom --
4.5. Energy levels and spectra --
4.6. Correspondence principle --
4.7. Nuclear motion --
4.8. Atomic excitation --
4.9. The laser --
ch. 5. Quantum mechanics --
5.1. Quantum mechanics --
5.2. The wave equation --
5.3. Schrödinger's equation : time-dependent form --
5.4. Linearity and superposition --
5.5. Expectation values --
5.6. Operators --
5.7. Schrödinger's equation : steady-state form --
5.8. Particle in a box --
5.9. Finite potential well --
5.10. Tunnel effect --
5.11. Harmonic oscillator --
Appendix : The tunnel effect --
ch. 6. Quantum theory of the hydrogen atom --
6.1. Schrödinger's equation for the hydrogen atom --
6.2. Separation of variables --
6.3. Quantum numbers --
6.4. Principal quantum number --
6.5. Orbital quantum number --
6.6. Magnetic quantum number --
6.7. Electron probability density --
6.8. Radiative transitions --
6.9. Selection rules --
6.10. Zeeman effect. ch. 7. Many-electron atoms --
7.1. Electron spin --
7.2. Exclusion principle --
7.3. Symmetric and antisymmetric wave functions --
7.4. Periodic table --
7.5. Atomic structures --
7.6. Explaining the periodic table --
7.7. Spin-orbit coupling --
7.8. Total angular momentum --
7.9. X-ray spectra --
Appendix : Atomic spectra --
ch. 8. Molecules --
8.1. The molecular bond --
8.2. Electron sharing --
8.3. The H₂[superscript +] molecular ion --
8.4. The hydrogen molecule --
8.5. Complex molecules --
8.6. Rotational energy levels --
8.7. Vibrational energy levels --
8.8. Electronic spectra of molecules --
ch. 9. Statistical mechanics --
9.1. Statistical distributions --
9.2. Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics --
9.3. Molecular energies in an ideal gas --
9.4. Quantum statistics --
9.5. Rayleigh-Jeans formula --
9.6. Planck radiation law --
9.7. Einstein's approach --
9.8. Specific heats of solids --
9.9. Free electrons in a metal --
9.10. Electron-energy distribution --
9.11. Dying stars. ch. 10. The solid state --
10.1. Crystalline and amorphous solids --
10.2. Ionic crystals --
10.3. Covalent crystals --
10.4. Van der Waals bond --
10.5. Metallic bond --
10.6. Band theory of solids --
10.7. Semiconductor devices --
10.8. Energy bands : alternative analysis --
10.9. Superconductivity --
10.1-. Bound electron pairs --
ch. 11. Nuclear structure --
11.1. Nuclear composition --
11.2. Some nuclear properties --
11.3. Stable nuclei --
11.4. Binding energy --
11.5. Liquid-drop model --
11.6. Shell model --
11.7. Meson theory of nuclear forces --
ch. 12. Nuclear transformations --
12.1. Radioactive decay --
12.2. Half-life --
12.3. Radioactive series --
12.4. Alpha decay --
12.5. Beta decay--
12.6. Gamma decay --
12.7. Cross section --
12.8. Nuclear reactions --
12.9. Nuclear fission --
12.10. Nuclear reactors --
12.11. Nuclear fusion in stars --
12.12. Fusion reactors. ch. 13. Elementary particles --
13.1 Interactions and particles --
13.2. Leptons --
13.3. Hadrons --
13.4. Elementary particle quantum numbers --
13.5. Quarks --
13.6. Field bosons --
13.7. The standard model and beyond --
13.8. History of the universe --
13.9. The future --
Appendix : Atomic masses --
Answers to odd-numbered exercises --
For further study --
Credits --
Index.

Intended to be used in a one-semester course covering modern physics for students. This book considers relativity and quantum ideas to provide a framework for understanding the physics of atoms and Read more...

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