Modern Physics (3rd Ed)(gnv64)

Modern Physics (3rd Ed)
By Kenneth S. Krane

Since its first publication in 1983, Modern Physics has been one of the most widely used texts for the sophomore-level modern physics course for science and engineering students. It covers all the standard topics in the course, including relativity and introductory quantum mechanics, as well as introductions to statistical physics, nuclear physics high energy physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. Modern Physics provides a balanced presentation of both the historical development of all major modern physics concepts and the experimental evidence supporting the theory. This is a much awaited revision of a modern classic that covers all the major topics in modern physics, including relativity, quantum physics, and their applications. Krane provides a balanced presentation of both the historical development of all major modern physics concepts and the experimental evidence supporting the theory.

CONTENTS
Chapter 1. The Failures of Classical Physics
Chapter 2. The Special Theory of Relativity
Chapter 3. The Particlelike Properties of Electromagnetic Radiation
Chapter 4. The Wavelike Properties of Particles
Chapter 5. The Schrödinger Equation
Chapter 6. The Rutherford-Bohr Model of the Atom
Chapter 7. The Hydrogen Atom in Wave Mechanics
Chapter 8. Many-Electron Atoms
Chapter 9. Molecular Structure
Chapter 10. Statistical Physics
Chapter 11. Solid-State Physics
Chapter 12. Nuclear Structure and Radioactivity
Chapter 13. Nuclear Reactions and Applications
Chapter 14. Elementary Particles
Chapter 15. Cosmology: The Origin and Fate of the Universe
Appendix A. Constants and Conversion Factors
Appendix B. Complex Numbers
Appendix C. Periodic Table of the Elements
Appendix D. Table of Atomic Masses
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems