Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers 5th edition

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Stephen T. Thornton and Andrew Rex
Publisher: Cengage Learning


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  • Chapter 1: The Birth of Modern Physics
    • 1.1: Classical Physics of the 1890s
    • 1.2: The Kinetic Theory of Gases
    • 1.3: Waves and Particles
    • 1.4: Conservation Laws and Fundamental Forces
    • 1.5: The Atomic Theory of Matter
    • 1.6: Unresolved Questions of 1895 and New Horizons
    • 1: General Problems
    • 1: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 2: Special Theory of Relativity
    • 2.1: The Apparent Need for Ether
    • 2.2: The Michelson–Morley Experiment
    • 2.3: Einstein's Postulates
    • 2.4: The Lorentz Transformation
    • 2.5: Time Dilation and Length Contraction
    • 2.6: Addition of Velocities
    • 2.7: Experimental Verification
    • 2.8: Twin Paradox
    • 2.9: Spacetime
    • 2.10: Doppler Effect
    • 2.11: Relativistic Momentum
    • 2.12: Relativistic Energy
    • 2.13: Computations in Modern Physics
    • 2.14: Electromagnetism and Relativity
    • 2: General Problems
    • 2: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 3: Experimental Basis of Quantum Physics
    • 3.1: Discovery of the X-Ray and the Electron
    • 3.2: Determination of Electron Charge
    • 3.3: Line Spectra
    • 3.4: Quantization
    • 3.5: Blackbody Radiation
    • 3.6: Photoelectric Effect
    • 3.7: X-Ray Production
    • 3.8: Compton Effect
    • 3.9: Pair Production and Annihilation
    • 3: General Problems
    • 3: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 4: Structure of the Atom
    • 4.1: The Atomic Models of Thomson and Rutherford
    • 4.2: Rutherford Scattering
    • 4.3: The Classical Atomic Model
    • 4.4: The Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom
    • 4.5: Successes and Failures of the Bohr Model
    • 4.6: Characteristic X-Ray Spectra and Atomic Number
    • 4.7: Atomic Excitation by Electrons
    • 4: General Problems
    • 4: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 5: Wave Properties of Matter and Quantum Mechanics I
    • 5.1: X-Ray Scattering
    • 5.2: De Broglie Waves
    • 5.3: Electron Scattering
    • 5.4: Wave Motion
    • 5.5: Waves or Particles?
    • 5.6: Uncertainty Principle
    • 5.7: Probability, Wave Functions, and the Copenhagen Interpretation
    • 5.8: Particle in a Box
    • 5: General Problems
    • 5: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 6: Quantum Mechanics II
    • 6.1: The Schrödinger Wave Equation
    • 6.2: Expectation Values
    • 6.3: Infinite Square-Well Potential
    • 6.4: Finite Square-Well Potential
    • 6.5: Three-Dimensional Infinite-Potential Well
    • 6.6: Simple Harmonic Oscillator
    • 6.7: Barriers and Tunneling
    • 6: General Problems
    • 6: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 7: The Hydrogen Atom
    • 7.1: Application of the Schrödinger Equation to the Hydrogen Atom
    • 7.2: Solution of the Schrödinger Equation for Hydrogen
    • 7.3: Quantum Numbers
    • 7.4: Magnetic Effects on Atomic Spectra—The Normal Zeeman Effect
    • 7.5: Intrinsic Spin
    • 7.6: Energy Levels and Electron Probabilities
    • 7: General Problems
    • 7: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 8: Atomic Physics
    • 8.1: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
    • 8.2: Total Angular Momentum
    • 8.3: Anomalous Zeeman Effect
    • 8: General Problems
    • 8: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 9: Statistical Physics
    • 9.1: Historical Overview
    • 9.2: Maxwell Velocity Distribution
    • 9.3: Equipartition Theorem
    • 9.4: Maxwell Speed Distribution
    • 9.5: Classical and Quantum Statistics
    • 9.6: Fermi–Dirac Statistics
    • 9.7: Bose–Einstein Statistics
    • 9: General Problems
    • 9: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 10: Molecules and Solids
    • 10.1: Molecular Bonding and Spectra
    • 10.2: Stimulated Emission and Lasers
    • 10.3: Structural Properties of Solids
    • 10.4: Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Solids
    • 10.5: Superconductivity
    • 10.6: Applications of Superconductivity
    • 10: General Problems
    • 10: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 11: Semiconductor Theory and Devices
    • 11.1: Band Theory of Solids
    • 11.2: Semiconductor Theory
    • 11.3: Semiconductor Devices
    • 11.4: Nanotechnology
    • 11: General Problems
    • 11: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 12: The Atomic Nucleus
    • 12.1: Discovery of the Neutron
    • 12.2: Nuclear Properties
    • 12.3: The Deuteron
    • 12.4: Nuclear Forces
    • 12.5: Nuclear Stability
    • 12.6: Radioactive Decay
    • 12.7: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay
    • 12.8: Radioactive Nuclides
    • 12: General Problems
    • 12: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 13: Nuclear Interactions and Applications
    • 13.1: Nuclear Reactions
    • 13.2: Reaction Kinematics
    • 13.3: Reaction Mechanisms
    • 13.4: Fission
    • 13.5: Fission Reactors
    • 13.6: Fusion
    • 13.7: Special Applications
    • 13: General Problems
    • 13: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 14: Particle Physics
    • 14.1: Early Discoveries
    • 14.2: The Fundamental Interactions
    • 14.3: Classification of Particles
    • 14.4: Conservation Laws and Symmetries
    • 14.5: Quarks
    • 14.6: The Families of Matter
    • 14.7: Beyond the Standard Model
    • 14.8: Accelerators
    • 14: General Problems
    • 14: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 15: Modern Astrophysics and General Relativity
    • 15.1: Stellar Evolution
    • 15.2: Galaxies and the Discovery of Dark Matter
    • 15.3: Tenets of General Relativity
    • 15.4: Tests of General Relativity
    • 15.5: Black Holes
    • 15.6: Gravitational Waves
    • 15: General Problems
    • 15: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

  • Chapter 16: Cosmology—The Beginning and the End
    • 16.1: Evidence of the Big Bang
    • 16.2: The Theory of the Big Bang
    • 16.3: Problems with the Big Bang
    • 16.4: The Age of the Universe
    • 16.5: The Standard Model of Cosmology
    • 16.6: The Future
    • 16: General Problems
    • 16: Supplemental Multiple Choice Questions

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