Special Theory of Relativity | |

Galilean-Newtonian Relativity | |

The Michelson-Morley Experiment | |

Postulates of the Special Theory of Relativity | |

Simultaneity | |

Time Dilation and the Twin Paradox | |

Length Contraction | |

Four-Dimensional Space-Time | |

Galilean and Lorentz Transformations | |

Relativistic Momentum and Mass | |

The Ultimate Speed | |

Energy and Mass; E=mc2 | |

Doppler Shift for Light | |

The Impact of Special Relativity | |

Summary | |

Questions | |

Problems | |

General Problems | |

Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom | |

Planck's Quantum Hypothesis | |

Photon Theory of Light and the Photoelectric Effect | |

Photons and the Compton Effect | |

Photon Interactions; Pair Production | |

Wave-Particle Duality; the Principle of Complementarity | |

Wave Nature of Matter | |

Electron Microscopes | |

Early Models of the Atom | |

Atomic Spectra: Key to the Structure of the Atom | |

The Bohr Model | |

DeBroglie's Hypothesis Applied to Atoms | |

Summary | |

Questions | |

Problems | |

General Problems | |

Quantum Mechanics | |

Quantum Mechanics-A New Theory | |

The Wave Function and Its Interpretation; the Double-Slit Experiment | |

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle | |

Philosophic Implications; Probability Versus Determinism | |

The Schrodinger Equation in One Dimension-Time-Independent Form | |

Time-Dependent Schrodinger Equation | |

Free Particles; Plane Waves and Wave Packets | |

Particle in an Infinitely Deep Square Well Potential (a Rigid Box) | |

Finite Potential Well | |

Tunneling through a Barrier | |

Summary | |

Questions | |

Problems | |

General Problems | |

Quantum Mechanics of Atoms | |

Quantum-Mechanical View of Atoms | |

Hydrogen Atom: Schrodinger Equation and Quantum Numbers | |

Hydrogen Atom Wave Functions | |

Complex Atoms; the Exclusion Principle | |

The Periodic Table of Elements | |

X-Ray Spectra and Atomic Number | |

Magnetic Dipole Moments; Total Angular Momentum | |

Fluorescence and Phosphorescence | |

Lasers | |

Holography | |

Summary | |

Questions | |

Problems | |

General Problems | |

Molecules and Solids | |

Bonding in Molecules | |

Potential-Energy Diagrams for Molecules | |

Weak (van der Waals) Bonds | |

Molecular Spectra | |

Bonding in Solids | |

Free-Electron Theory of Metals | |

Band Theory of Solids | |

Semiconductors and Doping | |

Semiconductor Diodes | |

Transistors and Integrated Circuits | |

Summary | |

Questions | |

Problems | |

General Problems | |

Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity | |

Structure and Properties of the Nucleus | |

Binding Energy and Nuclear Forces | |

Radioactivity | |

Alpha Decay | |

Beta Decay | |

Gamma Decay | |

Conservation of Nucleon Number and Other Conservation Laws | |

Half-Life and Rate of Decay | |

Decay Series | |

Radioactive Dating | |

Detection of Radiation | |

Summary | |

Questions | |

Problems | |

General Problems | |

Nuclear Energy: Efects and Uses of Radiation | |

Nuclear Reactions and the Transmutations of Elements | |

Cross Section | |

Nuclear Fission; Nuclear Reactors | |

Fusion | |

Passage of radiation through matter; Radiation Damage | |

Measurement of Radiation-Dosimetry | |

Radiation Therapy | |

Tracers | |

Imaging by Tomography: CAT Scans, and E | |

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