Modern Physics 6th edition

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Paul A. Tipler and Ralph Llewellyn
Publisher: W. H. Freeman


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  • Chapter 1: Relativity I
    • 1.1: The Experimental Basis of Relativity (2)
    • 1.2: Einstein's Postulates (2)
    • 1.3: The Lorentz Transformation (3)
    • 1.4: Time Dilation and Length Contraction (3)
    • 1.5: The Doppler Effect (1)
    • 1.6: The Twin Paradox and Other Surprises
    • 1: Level II (7)
    • 1: Level III

  • Chapter 2: Relativity II
    • 2.1: Relativistic Momentum (7)
    • 2.2: Relativistic Energy
    • 2.3: Mass/Energy Conversion and Binding Energy (5)
    • 2.4: Invariant Mass (4)
    • 2.5: General Relativity
    • 2: Level II
    • 2: Level III

  • Chapter 3: Quantization of Charge, Light, and Energy
    • 3.1: Quantization of Electric Charge (4)
    • 3.2: Blackbody Radiation (3)
    • 3.3: The Photoelectric Effect (6)
    • 3.4: X Rays and the Compton Effect (3)
    • 3: Level II (1)
    • 3: Level III

  • Chapter 4: The Nuclear Atom
    • 4.1: Atomic Spectra (1)
    • 4.2: Rutherford's Nuclear Model (4)
    • 4.3: The Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom (4)
    • 4.4: X-Ray Spectra (3)
    • 4.5: The Franck-Hertz Experiment
    • 4: Level II (1)
    • 4: Level III

  • Chapter 5: The Wavelike Properties of Particles
    • 5.1: The de Broglie Hypothesis (4)
    • 5.2: Measurements of Particle Wavelengths (2)
    • 5.3: Wave Packets (3)
    • 5.4: The Probabilistic Interpretation of the Wave Function (1)
    • 5.5: The Uncertainty Principle (1)
    • 5.6: Some Consequences of the Uncertainty Principle (1)
    • 5.7: Wave-Particle Duality
    • 5: Level II (2)
    • 5: Level III

  • Chapter 6: The Schrödinger Equation
    • 6.1: The Schrödinger Equation in One Dimension
    • 6.2: The Infinite Square Well (1)
    • 6.3: The Finite Square Well
    • 6.4: Expectation Values and Operators
    • 6.5: The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
    • 6.6: Reflection and Transmission of Waves
    • 6: Level II
    • 6: Level III

  • Chapter 7: Atomic Physics
    • 7.1: The Schrödinger Equation in Three Dimensions
    • 7.2: Quantization of Angular Momentum and Energy in the Hydrogen Atom
    • 7.3: The Hydrogen Atom Wave Functions
    • 7.4: Electron Spin
    • 7.5: Total Angular Momentum and the Spin-Orbit Effect
    • 7.6: The Schrödinger Equation for Two (or More) Particles
    • 7.7: Ground States of Atoms: The Periodic Table
    • 7.8: Excited States and Spectra of Alkali Atoms
    • 7: Level II
    • 7: Level III

  • Chapter 8: Statistical Physics
    • 8.1: Classical Statistics: A Review (6)
    • 8.2: Quantum Statistics
    • 8.3: The Bose-Einstein Condensation
    • 8.4: The Photon Gas: An Application of Bose-Einstein Statistics
    • 8.5: Properties of a Fermion Gas
    • 8: Level II
    • 8: Level III

  • Chapter 9: Molecular Structure and Spectra
    • 9.1: The Ionic Bond
    • 9.2: The Covalent Bond
    • 9.3: Other Bonding Mechanisms
    • 9.4: Energy Levels and Spectra of Diatomic Molecules
    • 9.5: Scattering, Absorption, and Stimulated Emission
    • 9.6: Lasers and Masers
    • 9: Level II
    • 9: Level III

  • Chapter 10: Solid State Physics
    • 10.1: The Structure of Solids
    • 10.2: Classical Theory of Conduction
    • 10.3: Free-Electron Gas in Metals
    • 10.4: Quantum Theory of Conduction
    • 10.5: Magnetism in Solids
    • 10.6: Band Theory of Solids
    • 10.7: Impurity Semiconductors
    • 10.8: Semiconductor Junctions and Devices
    • 10.9: Superconductivity
    • 10: Level II
    • 10: Level III

  • Chapter 11: Nuclear Physics
    • 11.1: The Composition of the Nucleus
    • 11.2: Ground-State Properties of Nuclei
    • 11.3: Radioactivity
    • 11.4: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay
    • 11.5: The Nuclear Force
    • 11.6: The Shell Model
    • 11.7: Nuclear Reactions
    • 11.8: Fission and Fusion
    • 11.9: Applications
    • 11: Level II
    • 11: Level III

  • Chapter 12: Particle Physics
    • 12.1: Basic Concepts
    • 12.2: Fundamental Interactions and the Force Carriers
    • 12.3: Conservation Laws and Symmetries
    • 12.4: The Standard Model
    • 12.5: Beyond the Standard Model
    • 12: Level II
    • 12: Level III

  • Chapter 13: Astrophysics and Cosmology
    • 13.1: The Sun
    • 13.2: The Stars
    • 13.3: The Evolution of Stars
    • 13.4: Cataclysmic Events
    • 13.5: Final States of Stars
    • 13.6: Galaxies
    • 13.7: Cosmology and Gravitation
    • 13.8: Cosmology and the Evolution of the Universe
    • 13: Level II
    • 13: Level III

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Chapter 4: The Nuclear Atom
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Chapter 5: The Wavelike Properties of Particles
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Chapter 6: The Schrödinger Equation
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