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Modern physics for scientists and engineers

Author: Stephen T Thornton; Andrew F Rex
Publisher: Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Learn about the latest discoveries in physics with MODERN PHYSICS. This book offers a contemporary and comprehensive approach to physics with a strong emphasis on applications to help you see how concepts in the book relate to the real world. Discussions on the experiments that led to certain key discoveries illustrate the process behind scientific advances and give you a historical perspective. The book also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen T Thornton; Andrew F Rex
ISBN: 9781133103721 1133103723
OCLC Number: 741539369
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 615, 51, 6 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Birth of Modern Physics --
Ch. 2. Special Theory of Relativity --
Ch. 3. The Experimental Basis of Quantum Physics --
Ch. 4. Structure of the Atom --
Ch. 5. Wave Properties of Matter and Quantum Mechanics I --
Ch. 6. Quantum Mechanics II --
Ch. 7. The Hydrogen Atom --
Ch. 8. Atomic Physics --
Ch. 9. Statistical Physics --
Ch. 10. Molecules, Lasers, and Solids --
Ch. 11. Semiconductor Theory and Devices --
Ch. 12. The Atomic Nucleus --
Ch. 13. Nuclear Interactions and Applications --
Ch. 14. Particle Physics --
Ch. 15. General Relativity --
Ch. 16. Cosmology and Modern Astrophysics-The Beginning and the End.
Responsibility: Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex.
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Learn about the latest discoveries in physics with MODERN PHYSICS. This book offers a contemporary and comprehensive approach to physics with a strong emphasis on applications to help you see how concepts in the book relate to the real world. Discussions on the experiments that led to certain key discoveries illustrate the process behind scientific advances and give you a historical perspective. The book also provides a solid foundation in quantum theory to help you understand more advanced physics concepts.

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