Modern PhysicsThis 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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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  AQ1 
Appendix B Mathematical Aids AP16  AQ16 
Electron Configurations AP23  AQ23 
Appendix E Conversion Factors AP32  AQ32 
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