A comprehensive introduction to the major areas of modern physics.
1. Relativity in Classical Physics. 2. The Space and Time of Relativity. 3. Relativistic Mechanics.
II. QUANTUM MECHANICS.
4. Atoms. 5. Quantization of Light. 6. Quantization of Atomic Energy Levels. 7. Matter Waves. 8. The Schrödinger Equation in One Dimension. 9. The Three-Dimensional Schrödinger Equation. 10. Electron Spin. 11. Multi-Electron Atoms; The Pauli Principle and the Periodic Table.
III. SUBATOMIC PHYSICS.
12. The Structure of Atomic Nuclei. 13. Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions. 14. Elementary Particles.
IV. RADIATION, MOLECULES, AND SOLIDS.
15. Emission and Absorption of Radiation. 16. Molecules. 17. Solids. Appendices A-F. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems. Index.