Modern Physics

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Macmillan, 2003 - Science - 731 pages
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This new edition combines pedagogy, problem sets, and teaching art in a presentation that includes coverage of a number of new topics and discoveries. It features problems divided by level of difficulty; offers valuable grounding in the history of the field; accommodates both one and two term courses and allows instructors vary the applications topics covered from term to term; uses real data, photographs of people and apparatus, and quotations from original papers; cover relativity divided into two chapters, enabling instructors to teach just the basics or go deeper without disturbing continuity; has exploring sections throughout which deal with very current topics and/or topics of high student interest; and a new chapter, Astrophysics and Cosmology, is featured on the Modern Physics Web Site, complete with dramatic colour photos, and links to astronomy and astrophysics research sites worldwide.
 

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Has quite a few errors and (in my opinion) tends to be very wordy at times, while not giving enough information at others.

Contents

Part
1
Relativity II
69
Quantization of Charge Light and Energy
125
The Nuclear Atom
162
The Wavelike Properties of Particles
203
The Schrodinger Equation
242
Atomic Physics
291
Statistical Physics
338
Nuclear Physics
506
Mass Formula
519
Nuclear Reactions and Applications
562
Particle Physics
615
Appendix A Table of Atomic Masses AP1
AQ-1
Appendix B Mathematical Aids AP16
AQ-16
Electron Configurations AP23
AQ-23
Appendix E Conversion Factors AP32
AQ-32

Part 2
389
SolidState Physics
439
Answers AN1
AO-5
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Tipler recieve his B.S. from Purdue University and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. He taught physics for 20 years at Oakland University.

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