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27 November 2017

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This undergraduate textbook discusses the nature of the microscopic universe from a modern perspective, based on Einstein's notions of relativity and Noether's proof of the emergence of conservation laws from symmetries of...

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This undergraduate textbook discusses the nature of the microscopic universe from a modern perspective, based on Einstein's notions of relativity and Noether's proof of the emergence of conservation laws from symmetries of the equations of motion. These ideas drove the development of the Standard Model of particle physics and subsequent attempts to define a unified (string) theory. The second half of the book explores various aspects of many-body physics, ranging from chemical systems to plasmas to black holes. Like the previous textbook authored by by Mark Cunningham, Neoclassical Physics, this text uses a guided discovery approach of instruction, highlighting the experimental results that drove development of our modern picture of subatomic physics. Many problems utilize Mathematica® software to enable students to explore the meaning of different equations in a graphical manner. Students will gain an appreciation of the current state of physical theory, in preparation for more detailed, advanced study as upperclassmen.

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Utilizes a guided discovery form of instruction utilizing Mathematica and original experimental data in a quantitative fashion

Goes beyond classical physics instruction and offers a strong alternative within the undergraduate textbook market

Contains numerous exercises

Introduction
Perception as Reality
Classical Physics
Quantum Physics
Mathematical Insights
On the Nature of the Photon
Maxwell's Equations
Radiation from Point Charges
Relativistic Formulation
Solitons
On the Nature of the Electron
Dirac Equation
Renormalization
Gyromagnetic Ratio
Mathematical Inconsistencies
On Atoms
Hydrogen
Many-body Problems
Density-functional Theory
Heavy Atoms
On the Nature of the Nucleus
Electron Scattering
Nuclear Structure
Nucleon-nucleon Scattering
Four Forces
Toward a Theory of Everything
Quarks
Electroweak Unification
Standard Model
Strings
On the Nature of the Chemical Bond
Electronic Structure
Emergent Behavior
Hydrogen Bonding
Chemistry
On Solids
Bulk Properties
Surface States
Nanoscale/colloidal Materials
Superconductivity
Light and Matter
Geometric Optics
Transformation Optics
Quantum Optics
Quantum Computing
Biological Systems
Diffusion
Molecular Structure and Recognition
Biomolecular Machines
Enzymatic Catalysis
On Plasmas
Fourth State of Matter
Magnetohydrodynamics
Electron Beams
Fusion
On Stars
Nuclear Fusion Cycles
Stellar Nucleosynthesis
Stellar Evolution
Black Holes.
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Mark Cunningham received his BS in Physics from Rice University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from Yale University in 1982. After a lengthy career in industry, working on remote sensing and non-destructive testing, Dr. Cunningham returned to academic pursuits that centered on structural biology. He taught at The University of Texas-Pan American for nine years, including numerous sections of University Physics.

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Mark Cunningham received his BS in Physics from Rice University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from Yale University in 1982. After a lengthy career in industry, working on remote sensing and non-destructive testing, Dr. Cunningham returned to academic pursuits that centered on structural biology. He taught at The University of Texas-Pan American for nine years, including numerous sections of University Physics.

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