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.
The study of Modern
Physics is the study of the enormous revolution in our view of the physical
universe that began just prior to 1900. Topics covered includes: Galilean
transformations, The Quantum Theory of Light, Special Relativity, Relativity :
Mass, Energy and Momentum.
This lecture note
covers the following topics: Motion in one dimension and Vectors, Motion in two
and three dimensions and Force and Motion, Work and Kinetic Energy, Potential
Energy and Conservation of Energy, Center of Mass and Linear Momentum, Rotation,
Torque and Angular Momentum, Equilibrium and Elasticity, Gravitation,
Oscillations, Waves and Sound, Temperature, Heat and the First Law of
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.
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.
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 aims to give an introduction to the subject of nuclear
physics. Topics covered includes: Nuclear Sizes and Isotope Shifts, Semi
Empirical Mass Formula, Nuclear stability and radioactive decays, Cross
sections theory and experiment, Radioactive decay theory, Particle
interactions in matter, Particle detectors and Applications of nuclear
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.