About this book
These notes are designed as a text book for a course on the Modern Physics Theory for undergraduate students. The purpose is providing a rigorous and self-contained presentation of the simplest theoretical framework using elementary mathematical tools. A number of examples of relevant applications and an appropriate list of exercises and answered questions are also given.
The first part is devoted to Special Relativity concerning in particular space-time relativity and relativistic kinematics.
The second part deals with Schroedinger's formulation of quantum mechanics. The presentation concerns mainly one dimensional problems, in particular tunnel effect, discrete energy levels and band spectra.
The third part concerns the application of Gibbs statistical methods to quantum systems and in particular to Bose and Fermi gasses.
- Book Title Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Physics
- Book Subtitle Special Relativity, Quantum and Statistical Physics
- Series Title UNITEXT
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-0607-2
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2007
- Publisher Name Springer, Milano
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-0606-5
- eBook ISBN 978-88-470-0607-2
- Series ISSN 2038-5714
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages X, 155
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Classical and Continuum Physics
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From the reviews:
"Becchi and D’Elia … present in one book of lecture notes the topics that constituted the break with classical physics at the turn of the 20th century. … this book is geared toward undergraduate physics majors. … Very useful are the large collections of problems presented at the ends of the chapters. … For students who want to learn more about the topics that heralded the modern era of physics. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates; graduate students." (U. Greife, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (7), 2008)
"The book is divided into three main chapters. … is normally addressed to undergraduate students. It is self-sustained with respect to the mathematical developments and includes some exercises. … For sure a technically interesting work … ." (Benoit Lance, Physicalia, Vol. 30 (2), 2008)