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Modern Physics

for Scientists and Engineers

Intended for a first course in modern physics, following an introductory course in physics with calculus, Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers begins with a brief and focused account of the historical events leading to the formulation of modern quantum theory, while later chapters delve into the underlying physics. Streamlined content, chapters on semiconductors, Dirac Equation and Quantum Field Theory, and a robust pedagogy and ancillary package including an accompanying website with computer applets assists students in learning the essential material.

Ancillary list:
* Online ISM-
* Online SSM-
* Companion website-
* Applets

Sophomore-Junior level students in engineering, physics and other science related disciplines taking a modern physics course

Hardbound, 488 Pages

Published: December 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-375112-6


    1. The Wave-Particle Duality
    2. The Schrodinger Wave Equation
    3. Operators and Waves
    4. Hydrogen Aton
    5. Many-Electron Atoms
    6. The Emergence of Masers and Lasers
    7. Statistical Physics
    8. Electronic Structure of Solids
    9. Charge Carriers in Semiconductors
    10. Semiconductor Lasers
    11. Relativity I
    12. Relativity II
    13. Particles Physics
    14. Nuclear Physics

    Appendix A: Natural Constants and Conversion Constants

    Appendix B: Table of Atomic Masses

    Appendix C: Solution of the Oscillator Equation

    Appendix D: The Average Value of the Momentum

    Appendix E: The Hartree-Fock Applet

    Appendix F: Integrals that Arise in Statistical Physics

    Appendix G: The ABINIT Applet


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