Modern Physics – R. Serway, C. Moses, C. Moyer – 3th Edition


Accessible and flexible, , Third Edition has been specifically designed to provide simple, clear, and mathematically uncomplicated explanations of concepts and theories of modern physics.

The authors clarify and show support for these theories through a broad range of current and examples-attempting to answer questions such as: What holds molecules together? How do electrons tunnel through barriers? How do electrons move through ? How can currents persist indefinitely in superconductors? To pique interest, brief sketches of the historical development of twentieth-century physics such as anecdotes and quotations from key figures as well as interesting photographs of noted scientists and original apparatus are integrated throughout.

The Third Edition has been extensively revised to clarify difficult concepts and thoroughly updated to include rapidly developing technical applications in quantum physics. To complement the analytical in the text and to help students visualize abstract concepts, the new edition also features free online access to QMTools, new platform-independent software created by co-author, Curt Moyer, and developed with support from the National Foundation. Icons in the text indicate the designed for use with the software.

Table of Contents

  1. Relativity I

  2. Relativity II

  3. The Quantum Theory of Light

  4. The Particle Nature of Matter

  5. Matter Waves

  6. Quantum Mechanics in One Dimension

  7. Tunneling Phenomena

  8. Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensions

  9. Atomic Structure

  10. Statistical Physics

  11. Molecular Structure

  12. The Solid State

  13. Nuclear Structure

  14. Nuclear Physics Applications

  15. Elementary Particles

  16. Cosmology

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