## Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

#### Special Relativity, Quantum and Statistical Physics

**Author(s):**

Carlo Maria Becchi, Massimo D'Elia

**Publisher:**

Springer

**Pages:**243

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11 September 2015

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This is the third edition of a well-received textbook on modern physics theory. This book provides an elementary but rigorous and self-contained presentation of the simplest theoretical framework that will meet the needs of...

Show MoreThis is the third edition of a well-received textbook on modern physics theory. This book provides an elementary but rigorous and self-contained presentation of the simplest theoretical framework that will meet the needs of undergraduate students. In addition, a number of examples of relevant applications and an appropriate list of solved problems are provided.Apart from a substantial extension of the proposed problems, the new edition provides more detailed discussion on Lorentz transformations and their group properties, a deeper treatment of quantum mechanics in a central potential, and a closer comparison of statistical mechanics in classical and in quantum physics.

The first part of the book is devoted to special relativity, with a particular focus on space-time relativity and relativistic kinematics. The second part deals with Schrödinger's formulation of quantum mechanics. The presentation concerns mainly one-dimensional problems, but some three-dimensional examples are discussed in detail. The third part addresses the application of Gibbs’ statistical methods to quantum systems and in particular to Bose and Fermi gases.

New to this edition is a more detailed discussion on Lorentz transformations, a deeper treatment of quantum mechanics, and a closer comparison of statistical mechanics in classical and in quantum physics

Includes more worked examples of relevant applications as well as solved problems

Provides a rigorous and self-contained presentation within the simplest theoretical framework and using elementary mathematical tools

Michelson–Morley Experiment and Lorentz Transformations

Relativistic Kinematics

Introduction to Quantum Physics.-The Photoelectric Effect

Bohr’s Quantum Theory

De Broglie’s Interpretation

Schrodinger’s Equation

The Potential Barrier

Quantum Wells and Energy Levels

The Harmonic Oscillator

Periodic Potentials and Band Spectra

The Schrodinger Equation in a Central Potential

Introduction to the Statistical Theory of Matter

Thermal Equilibrium by Gibbs’ Method

The Pressure and the Equation of State

A Three Level System

The Grand Canonical Ensemble and the Perfect Quantum Gas.