Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Beyond Classical Physics

Authors: Cunningham, Mark A.

  • Utilizes a guided discovery form of instruction utilizing Mathematica and original experimental data in a quantitative fashion
  • Goes beyond classical physics instruction and offers a strong alternative within the undergraduate textbook market
  • Contains numerous exercises
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This undergraduate textbook discusses the nature of the microscopic universe from a modern perspective, based on Einstein's notions of relativity and Noether's proof of the emergence of conservation laws from symmetries of the equations of motion. These ideas drove the development of the Standard Model of particle physics and subsequent attempts to define a unified (string) theory. The second half of the book explores various aspects of many-body physics, ranging from chemical systems to plasmas to black holes. Like the previous textbook authored by by Mark Cunningham, Neoclassical Physics, this text uses a guided discovery approach of instruction, highlighting the experimental results that drove development of our modern picture of subatomic physics. Many problems utilize Mathematica® software to enable students to explore the meaning of different equations in a graphical manner. Students will gain an appreciation of the current state of physical theory, in preparation for more detailed, advanced study as upperclassmen.

About the authors

Mark Cunningham received his BS in Physics from Rice University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from Yale University in 1982. After a lengthy career in industry, working on remote sensing and non-destructive testing, Dr. Cunningham returned to academic pursuits that centered on structural biology. He taught at The University of Texas-Pan American for nine years, including numerous sections of University Physics.

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63160-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63159-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Classical Physics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Mark A. Cunningham
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63160-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63160-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-63159-2
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 358
Number of Illustrations and Tables
157 b/w illustrations
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