Unlike its lengthy competitors, this compact text/reference provides students, practicing engineers, and scientists with the complete physical laws from classical mechanics to the quanta optics and semiconductor physics. Tasks, projects, and experiments are integrated throughout each chapter so the reader can test the theories as they are presented. Because of its breadth of topics, the book can be used as a refresher for engineering licensing exams or as a full year course. It emphasizes only the level of mathematics needed to master concepts and conduct experiments used in industry. Moreover, the book is especially suited for self-study because of its readable, concept-task-experiment structure.
Gebhard von Oppen is a professor at the Institute for Atomic Physics at the Technical University of Berlin. Frank Melchert is an instructor in experimental physics at the Technical University of Berlin.
1 Mechanics Of Idealized Bodies.; 1.1 Motion In Space And Time.; 1.2 Dynamics Of Mass-Points.; 1.3 Energy And Momentum.; 1.4 Angular Momentum.; 1.5 Dynamics Of Rigid Bodies.; 1.6 Oscillations.; 2 Macroscopic Physics Of Matter.; 2.1 Gases.; 2.2 Aggregate Phases.; 2.3 The Law Of Energy.; 2.4 Entropy.; 2.5 Low Temperatures.; 3 Equalizing Processes And Waves.; 3.1 Wave Propagation Along Linear Media.; 3.2 Equalizing Processes.; 3.3 Sound Waves In Gases.; 3.4 Electricity And Magnetism.; 3.5 The Electromagnetic Field.; 3.6 Electromagnetic Waves.; 4 Electromagnetic Radiation.; 4.1 Geometrical Optics.; 4.2 Wave Optics.; 4.3 Photons.; 4.4 Thermal Radiation.; 5 Atomic Structure of Matter.; 5.1 The Atom.; 5.2 Electron Waves.; 5.3 The Electron Shell Of Atoms.; 5.4 The Atomic Nucleus.; 5.5 Chemical Binding.; 5.6. Lattice Structure Of Crystals.; 6 Quantum Gases.; 6.1 Lattice Vibrations And Phonons.; 6.2 Laser.; 6.3 Energy Bands.; 6.4 Motion Of Electrons In Crystals.; 6.5 Semiconductors.; 6.6 Elementary Events. Appendix A Physical Quantities With SI Units. Appendix B. Physical Constants. Index.