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Author Krey, Uwe.

Title Basic theoretical physics : a concise overview / Uwe Krey, Anthony Owen.

Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  530 K889b 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 452 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [431]-433) and index.
Contents Mechanics and basic relativity. Space and time ; Force and mass ; Basic mechanics of motion in one dimension ; Mechanics of the damped and driven harmonic oscillator ; The three classical conservation laws ; Two particle problems ; Motion in a central force field ; Kepler's problem ; The Rutherford scattering cross-section ; Lagrange formalism I: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian ; Relativity I: the principle of maximal proper time ; Coupled small oscillations ; Rigid bodies ; Remarks on non-integrable systems: chaos ; Lagrange formalism II: constraints ; Accelerated reference frames ; Relativity II: E=mcp2s -- Electrodynamics and aspects of optics. Introduction and mathematical preliminaries to part II ; Electrostatics and magnetostatics ; Magnetic field of steady electric currents ; Maxwell's equations I: Faraday's and Maxwell's Laws ; Maxwell's equations II: electromagnetic waves ; Applications of electrodynamics in the field of optics ; Conclusion to part II -- Quantum mechanics. On the history of quantum mechanics ; Quantum mechanics: foundations ; One-dimensional problems in quantum mechanics ; The harmonic oscillator I ; The hydrogen atom according to Schrodinger's wave mechanics ; Abstract quantum mechanics (algebraic methods) ; Spin momentum and the Pauli Principle (spin-statistics theorem) ; Addition of angular momenta ; Ritz minimization ; perturbation theory for static problems ; Time-dependent perturbations ; Magnetism: an essentially quantum mechanical phenomenon ; Cooper pairs ; Superconductors and superfluids ; On the interpretation of quantum mechanics (reality? locality? retardation?) ; Quantum mechanics: retrospect and prospect ; Appendix: "mutual preparation algorithm" for quantum cryptography -- Thermodynamics and statistical physics. Introduction and interview to part IV ; Phenomenological thermodynamics: temperature and heat ; The first and second laws of thermodynamics ; Phase changes, van der Waals Theory and related topics ; the kinetic theory of gases ; Statistical physics ; The transition to classical statistical physics ; Advanced discussion of the second law ; Shannon's information entropy ; Canonical ensembles in phenomenological thermodynamics ; The Clausius-Clapeyron equation ; Production of low and ultralow temperatures ; Third law ; General statistical physics (Statistical operator; trace formalism) ; Ideal Bose and Fermi gases ; Applications I: fermions, bosons, condensation phenomena ; Applications II: phase equilibria in chemical physics ; Conclusion to Part IV.
Subject Physics.
Added Author Owen, Anthony, 1945-
ISBN 3540368043 (acid-free paper)
9783540368045 (acid-free paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000042123608
AU@ 000042166640
NZ1 11523991

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