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- Full title: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 5th Edition
- Edition: 5th
- Copyright year: 2021
- Publisher: Cengage Learning UK
- Author: Stephen T. Thornton; Andrew Rex; Carol E. Hood
- ISBN: 9781337919456, 9780357642054
- Format: PDF
Description of Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 5th Edition:
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Table of Contents of Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 5th Edition PDF ebook:
Contents OverviewContentsPrefaceChapter 1: The Birth of Modern Physics1.1: Classical Physics of the 1890s1.2: The Kinetic Theory of Gases1.3: Waves and Particles1.4: Conservation Laws and Fundamental Forces1.5 The Atomic Theory of MatterSummaryChapter 2: Special Theory of Relativity2.1: The Apparent Need for Ether2.2: The Michelson-Morley Experiment2.3: Einstein’s Postulates2.4: The Lorentz Transformation2.5: Time Dilation and Length Contraction2.6: Addition of Velocities2.7: Experimental Verification2.8: Twin Paradox2.9: Spacetime2.10: Doppler Effect2.11: Relativistic Momentum2.12: Relativistic Energy2.13: Computations in Modern Physics2.14: Electromagnetism and RelativitySummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 3: The Experimental Basis of Quantum Physics3.1: Discovery of the X Ray and the Electron3.2: Determination of Electron Charge3.3: Line Spectra3.4: Quantization3.5: Blackbody Radiation3.6: Photoelectric Effect3.7: X-Ray Production3.8: Compton Effect3.9: Pair Production and AnnihilationSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 4: Structure of the Atom4.1: The Atomic Models of Thomson and Rutherford4.2: Rutherford Scattering4.3: The Classical Atomic Model4.4: The Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom4.5: Successes and Failures of the Bohr Model4.6: Characteristic X-Ray Spectra and Atomic Number4.7: Atomic Excitation by ElectronsSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 5: Wave Properties of Matter and Quantum Mechanics I5.1: X-Ray Scattering5.2: De Broglie Waves5.3: Electron Scattering5.4: Wave Motion5.5: Waves or Particles?5.6: Uncertainty Principle5.7: Probability, Wave Functions, and the Copenhagen Interpretation5.8: Particle in a BoxSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 6: Quantum Mechanics II6.1: The Schrödinger Wave Equation6.2: Expectation Values6.3: Infinite Square-Well Potential6.4: Finite Square-Well Potential6.5: Three-Dimensional Infinite-Potential Well6.6: Simple Harmonic Oscillator6.7: Barriers and TunnelingSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 7: The Hydrogen Atom7.1: Application of the Schrödinger Equation to the Hydrogen Atom7.2: Solution of the Schrödinger Equation for Hydrogen7.3: Quantum Numbers7.4: Magnetic Effects on Atomic Spectra-The Normal Zeeman Effect7.5: Intrinsic Spin7.6: Energy Levels and Electron ProbabilitiesSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 8: Atomic Physics8.1: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table8.2: Total Angular Momentum8.3: Anomalous Zeeman EffectSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 9: Statistical Physics9.1: Historical Overview9.2: Maxwell Velocity Distribution9.3: Equipartition Theorem9.4: Maxwell Speed Distribution9.5: Classical and Quantum Statistics9.6: Fermi-Dirac Statistics9.7: Bose-Einstein StatisticsSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 10: Molecules and Solids10.1: Molecular Bonding and Spectra10.2: Stimulated Emission and Lasers10.3: Structural Properties of Solids10.4: Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Solids10.5: Superconductivity10.6: Applications of SuperconductivitySummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 11: Semiconductor Theory and Devices11.1: Band Theory of Solids11.2: Semiconductor Theory11.3: Semiconductor Devices11.4: NanotechnologySummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 12: The Atomic Nucleus12.1: Discovery of the Neutron12.2: Nuclear Properties12.3: The Deuteron12.4: Nuclear Forces12.5: Nuclear Stability12.6: Radioactive Decay12.7: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay12.8: Radioactive NuclidesSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 13: Nuclear Interactions and Applications13.1: Nuclear Reactions13.2: Reaction Kinematics13.3: Reaction Mechanisms13.4: Fission13.5: Fission Reactors13.6: Fusion13.7: Special ApplicationsSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 14: Particle Physics14.1: Early Discoveries14.2: The Fundamental Interactions14.3: Classification of Particles14.4: Conservation Laws and Symmetries14.5: Quarks14.6: The Families of Matter14.7: Beyond the Standard Model14.8: AcceleratorsSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 15: Modern Astrophysics and General Relativity15.1: Stellar Evolution15.2: Galaxies and the Discovery of Dark Matter15.3: Tenets of General Relativity15.4: Tests of General Relativity15.5: Black Holes15.6: Gravitational WavesSummaryQuestionsProblemsChapter 16: Cosmology-The Beginning and the End16.1: Evidence of the Big Bang16.2: The Theory of the Big Bang16.4: The Age of the Universe16.5: The Standard Model of Cosmology16.6: The FutureSummaryQuestionsProblemsAppendix 1: Fundamental ConstantsAppendix 2: Conversion FactorsAppendix 3: Mathematical RelationsAppendix 4: Periodic Table of the ElementsAppendix 5: Atomic Mass TableAppendix 6: Nobel Laureates in PhysicsAppendix 7: Fundamental and Combination of Constants; Particle Masses; Conversion FactorsAppendix 8: The Greek Alphabet; Some Prefixes for the Powers of TenAppendix 9: Emission SpectraAnswers to Selected Odd-Numbered ProblemsIndex