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Quantum physics of matter

Author: Alan Durrant
Publisher: Bristol : Open University, 2000.
Series: Physical world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the way in which quantum physics determines the properties of materials. This book also explores how the quantum physics of nuclei and elementary particles determines the stability of matter  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Durrant
ISBN: 0750307218 9780750307215
OCLC Number: 477942428
Description: 232 s.
Contents: IntroductionQuantum GasesWhat is a quantum gas?Quantum theory of a gas of distinguishable moleculesIdentical particles in quantum mechanicsThe photon gas - blackbody radiation explainedThe electron gas in metalsClosing itemsAppendix to Chapter 1Solid-State PhysicsBeyond tin diseaseThe bonding and structure of solidsFree-electron models of conduction in solidsBand theory of solidsThe p-n junction and semiconductor devicesSuperconductivityClosing itemsNuclear PhysicsEnergy puzzlesCharacterisitics of atomic nucleiNuclear stability and binding energiesNuclear structureQuantum-mechanical tunnelling in nuclear reactionsClosing itemsParticle PhysicsThe challenge of particle physicsIntroduction to particle physics and its techniquesParticles and their interactionsThe quark model for hadronsQuantum physics of fundamental particlesClosing itemsConsolidation and Skills DevelopmentIntroductionOverview of Chapters 1 to 4Preparing for and taking examsRevision questionsInteractive questionsPostscriptAnswer and CommentsAcknowledgementsIndex
Series Title: Physical world.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Durrant.

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