Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume 5, Chapters 40-46

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Cengage Learning, Jan 12, 2010 - Education - 368 pages
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I cannot believe how badly this book has been written.
The use of units is almost non-existent in the later chapters -
There is zero introduction to the electronic structure -
Introduction to some concepts is almost non-existent -
The use of language is emotive and very annoying -
Almost any other Physics book is better - fortunately my school has discontinued this as a recommended text - thank goodness.
Overall - more time should have been spent on the content being more scientific, and less time on the lovely pictures and colourful charts -
The study guide contains information not included in the book, and the book contains material not in the study guide - who would have thought.
 

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Contents

About the Authors
xi
Preface
xii
To The Student
xxx
Introduction to Quantum Physics
1185
Quantum Mechanics
1219
Atomic Physics
1251
Molecules and Solids
1295
Nuclear Structure
1336
Particle Physics and Cosmology
1405
Tables
1
Mathematics Review
4
Periodic Table of the Elements
22
SI Units
24
Answers to Quick Quizzes and OddNumbered Problems
25
Index
1
Copyright

Applications of Nuclear Physics
1374

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About the author (2010)

Raymond A. Serway is Physics Professor Emeritus at James Madison University, Virginia.

John W. Jewett Jr. is Emeritus Professor of Physics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Drexel University and his doctorate at The Ohio State University, specializing in optical and magnetic properties of condensed matter. Dr. Jewett began his academic career at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he taught from 1974 to 1984. Active in promoting effective physics education, he has received four National Science Foundation grants in physics education, and he helped found and direct the Southern California Area Modern Physics Institute (SCAMPI) and Science IMPACT (Institute for Modern Pedagogy and Creative Teaching). Dr. Jewett's honors include the Stockton Merit Award at Richard Stockton College in 1980, selection as Outstanding Professor at California State Polytechnic University for 1991-1992 and the Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 1998. In 2010, he received an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from Drexel University in recognition of his contributions in physics education. He has given over 100 presentations both domestically and abroad, including multiple presentations at national meetings of the AAPT. Dr. Jewett is the author of THE WORLD OF PHYSICS: MYSTERIES, MAGIC, AND MYTH, which provides many connections between physics and everyday experiences. In addition to this text, he is co-author of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition, and GLOBAL ISSUES, a four-volume set of instruction manuals in integrated science for high school. Dr. Jewett enjoys playing keyboard with his all-physicist band, traveling and collecting antique quack medical devices. Most importantly, he relishes spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their children and grandchildren.

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