book covers the following topics: Dual Nature of Light and Matter, Atomic Models and Spectra, Famous
Experiments: Michelson-Morley, Famous Discoveries: Bohr Model, Energy-Level
Diagrams, Famous Discoveries: de Broglie Matter Waves, The Compton Effect and
The Discovery of the Neutron, The Franck-Hertz Experiment, The Photoelectric
Effect, Nuclear Reaction.
This note covers the
following topics: Quantum Revolution, The Photoelectric Effect, Energy
Conservation, Atomic Energy Levels From Spectra, Hydrogen Energy Level Spectrum,
Investigating Electrons, Two Slits With Waves, The Planetary Model Of The Atom,
The Quantum Picture Of The Atom, Nuclear Physics, The Strong Nuclear Force,
Nuclear Decay, Beta Decay, Gamma Decay, Rates Of Decay, Nuclear Fission,
This note explains the following topics:
Relativity, with an emphasis on dynamics, Classical waves, Quantum mechanics,
Applications of quantum mechanics to atomic physics, nuclear physics, particle
physics, solid state physics and statistical physics.
Modern Physics is the most up-to-date, accessible presentation of modern physics
available. The book is intended to be used in a one-semester course covering
modern physics for students who have already had basic physics and calculus
courses. The balance of the book leans more toward ideas than toward
experimental methods and practical applications because the beginning student is
better served by a conceptual framework than by a mass of details.
Bernard Stallo, a
German-born American philosopher of science , developed a positivistic outlook,
especially in the philosophy of physics, in his book 'The Concepts and
Theories of Modern Physics', in which he anticipated to a degree some of the
general ideas later formulated in the theory of relativity and quantum
This note covers the following topics:
the beginning of the modern era, pace and time and special relativity,
relativistic paradoxes and kinematics, velocity energy and matter, radiation as
particles, matter as waves, waves and uncertainty, bound states, matter in
motion, the discovery of spin, statistical mechanics, solid state physics:
bonding bands and gaps, Conduction and Insulation, The Theory of Semiconductors,
nuclear physics: nucleons and binding, models of the nucleus and radioactivity,
fission and fusion, particles and interactions: forces, antiparticles and the
building blocks of the universe.
This note covers the following topics: Pre-Newtonian
physics, Galileo's observations, Speed, and accleration, Momentum, Newton's
Laws, Law of Gravity, Work and Energy, Potential Energy and Power, EM Waves,
electricity, Relativity of Time and Space, Energy and Relativity, Radioactive
Decay and String Theory.
This note will discuss the purpose of science and
the general framework of the scientific method, which forms the basis of the
adoption and rejection of any theory in science. Topics covered includes:
Motion, Forces and Newton's Laws, Work and Energy, Rotational Motion, Gravity,
Fluids, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Special Relativity, Quantum
Theory, Earth and other Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe.