Modern Physics for the Engineer

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MODERN PHYSICS FOR THE ENGINEER
ROYAL WELLER
H. P. ROBERTSON
LEONARD I. SCHIFF
FREDERICK SEITZ
CHARLES KITTEL
W. D. HERSHBERGER
WILLIAM A. FOWLER
R. V. LANGMUIR
GLENN T. SEABORG
W. K. H. PANOFSKY
JESSE GREENSTEIN
DAVID T. GRIGGS
ROGER REVELLE
LEONARD B. LOEB
WALKER BLEAKNEY
SIMON RAMO
JOHN BARDEEN
J. B. WIESNER
LOUIS N. RIDENOUR

Edited by LOUIS N. RIDENOUR Vice President, International Telemeter Corporation; Visiting Professor of Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

1954

McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.

NEW YORK TORONTO LONDON

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • The Authors v
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part 1 - The Laws of Nature 9
  • 1 - Relativity and the Foundations of Mechanics 11
  • 2 - Atomic Structure 43
  • References 67
  • 3 - Physics of the Solid State 69
  • References 96
  • 4 - Magnetism 97
  • References 124
  • 5 - Microwave Spectroscopy 125
  • References 139
  • 6 - Nuclear Structure and Transmutation 140
  • 7 - Electronuclear Machines 173
  • 8 - The Actinide Elements and Nuclear Power 197
  • References 222
  • 9 - Elementary Particles 223
  • Part 2 - Man's Physical Environment 233
  • 10 - Astrophysics 235
  • 11 - High-Pressure Phenomena with Applications to Geophysics 272
  • References 305
  • 12 - The Earth Beneath the Sea--Geophysical Exploration Under the Ocean 306
  • References 328
  • 13 - Thunderstorms and Lightning Strokes 330
  • 14 - Transient Phenomena in Supersonic Flow 358
  • References 376
  • Part 3 - Information and Its Communication 379
  • 15 - Electrons and Waves 381
  • 16 - Semiconductor Electronics 400
  • References 426
  • 17 - Communication Theory and the Transmission of Information 427
  • References 454
  • 18 - Computing Machines and the Processing of Information 455
  • Name Index 491
  • Subject Index 495
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