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Alan Durrant; Open University.
"This text forms part of an Open University course, S207 The Physical World"--Title page verso.
|Description:||232 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction Quantum Gases What is a quantum gas? Quantum theory of a gas of distinguishable molecules Identical particles in quantum mechanics The photon gas - blackbody radiation explained The electron gas in metals Closing items Appendix to Chapter 1 Solid-State Physics Beyond tin disease The bonding and structure of solids Free-electron models of conduction in solids Band theory of solids The p-n junction and semiconductor devices Superconductivity Closing items Nuclear Physics Energy puzzles Characterisitics of atomic nuclei Nuclear stability and binding energies Nuclear structure Quantum-mechanical tunnelling in nuclear reactions Closing items Particle Physics The challenge of particle physics Introduction to particle physics and its techniques Particles and their interactions The quark model for hadrons Quantum physics of fundamental particles Closing items Consolidation and Skills Development Introduction Overview of Chapters 1 to 4 Preparing for and taking exams Revision questions Interactive questions Postscript Answer and Comments Acknowledgements Index|
|Series Title:||Physical world.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Alan Durrant.|
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