Designed to teach fundamental ideas as opposed to physics by formula. The primary goal is to expose basic properties of the atom, focusing on the description of experiments and data, both historical and current, used to establish physics principles. Contains 250 carefully worked single concept problems which demonstrate the thinking behind the answer and yield numerically significant results. Prerequisites include some exposure to classical mechanics and electromagnetism.
An introductory modern physics textbook covering topics in a comprehensible manner, with enough interesting detail. Core material is covered in the first nine chapters, and is followed by special topics. Material marked "Challenging," is not ordinarily covered in a first modern physics course. Problems follow each chapter, with the more difficult ones marked. Many examples with solutions and illustrations, and eight pages of color plates are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)