Designed to teach fundamental ideas as opposed to physics by formula. The primary goal is to expose basic properties of the atom, focusing on the description of experiments and data, both historical and current, used to establish physics principles. Contains 250 carefully worked single concept problems which demonstrate the thinking behind the answer and yield numerically significant results. Prerequisites include some exposure to classical mechanics and electromagnetism.
Survey of Particles and Forces.
Distribution Functions and kT.
Wave Properties of Particles and the Uncertainty Principle.
The Schrodinger Equation.
The Hydrogen Atom.
Beyond the Hydrogen Atom.
Molecules and Molecular Spectra.
Masers and Lasers.
Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors.
High-Energy Physics: The Gadgets.
High-Energy Physics: Classification of the Particles.
High-Energy Physics: Unification of the Forces.
The Early Universe.
Answers to Selected Problems.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 664
Published: 29th March 1994
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 1.57
Edition Number: 1