Suitable for second courses in physics following calculus-based introductory physics.
This text provides a smooth transition from introductory into modern physics–the physics of the 20th century. The mathematics is kept simple, so students can better concentrate on the important physical concepts.
An introduction to the physics of the 20th century, for science and engineering students who are acquainted with classical mechanics and electrodynamics from the calculus-based introductory physics course, but who have not yet been exposed to quantum physics or relativity. Among the changes in this revised edition (1st ed., 1987) are a new Chapter 8 on statistical physics; a new section on the scanning tunneling microscope; expanded discussions of lasers and nuclear reactors; many additional solved problems; and about 50% additional chapter-end problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)