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Modern Physics

Krane, Kenneth S.


4. Edition June 2019
592 Pages, eText
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-49546-8
John Wiley & Sons

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One of the field's most respected introductory texts, Modern Physics provides a deep exploration of fundamental theory and experimentation. Appropriate for second-year undergraduate science and engineering students, this esteemed text presents a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and methods that form the basis of modern physics, including examinations of relativity, quantum physics, statistical physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. A balanced pedagogical approach examines major concepts first from a historical perspective, then through a modern lens using relevant experimental evidence and discussion of recent developments in the field. The emphasis on the interrelationship of principles and methods provides continuity, creating an accessible "storyline" for students to follow.

Extensive pedagogical tools aid in comprehension, encouraging students to think critically and strengthen their ability to apply conceptual knowledge to practical applications. Numerous exercises and worked examples reinforce fundamental principles.

Preface v

1. Some Deficiencies of Classical Physics 1

2. The Special Theory of Relativity 25

3. The Particlelike Properties of Electromagnetic Radiation 69

4. The Wavelike Properties of Particles 101

5. The Schr¨odinger Equation 133

6. The Rutherford-Bohr Model of the Atom 169

7. The Hydrogen Atom in Wave Mechanics 197

8. Many-Electron Atoms 225

9. Molecular Structure 257

10. Statistical Physics 289

11. Solid-State Physics 325

12. Nuclear Structure and Radioactivity 369

13. Nuclear Reactions and Applications 407

14. Elementary Particles 441

15. Cosmology: The Origin and Fate of the Universe 477

Appendix A: Constants and Conversion Factors 517 Appendix B: Complex Numbers 519

Appendix C: Periodic Table of the Elements 521 Appendix D: Table of Atomic Masses 523 AAnswers to Odd-Numbered Problems 533

Photo Credits 537

Index 539

Index to Tables 545