## Overview

**For the calculus-based General Physics course primarily taken by engineers and science majors (including physics majors).**

This long-awaited and extensive revision maintains Giancoli's reputation for creating carefully crafted, highly accurate and precise physics texts. Physics for Scientists and Engineers combines outstanding pedagogy with a clear and direct narrative and applications that draw the student into the physics. The new edition also features an unrivaled suite of media and on-line resources that enhance the understanding of physics.

This book is written for students. It aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach students by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying.

Physics is a description of reality, and thus each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that students can directly relate to. We then move on to the generalizations and more formal treatment of the topic. Not only does this make the material more interesting and easier to understand, but it is closer to the way physics is actually practiced.

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## Table of contents

CHAPTER 36: SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY

36-1 Galilean—Newtonian Relativity

*36-2 The Michelson-Morley Experiment

36-3 Postulates of the Special Theory of Relativity

36-4 Simultaneity

36-5 Time Dilation and the Twin Paradox

36-6 Length Contraction

36-7 Four-Dimensional Space-Time

36-8 Galilean and Lorentz Transformations

36-9 Relativistic Momentum and Mass

36-10 The Ultimate Speed

36-11 Energy and Mass; *E=mc*^{2}

36-12 Doppler Shift for Light

36-13 The Impact of Special Relativity

SUMMARY

QUESTIONS

PROBLEMS

GENERAL PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 37: EARLY QUANTUM THEORY AND MODELS OF THE ATOM

37-1 Planck’s Quantum Hypothesis

37-2 Photon Theory of Light and the Photoelectric Effect

37-3 Photons and the Compton Effect

37-4 Photon Interactions; Pair Production

37-5 Wave-Particle Duality; the Principle of Complementarity

37-6 Wave Nature of Matter

*37-7 Electron Microscopes

37-8 Early Models of the Atom

37-9 Atomic Spectra: Key to the Structure of the Atom

37-10 The Bohr Model

37-11 DeBroglie’s Hypothesis Applied to Atoms

SUMMARY

QUESTIONS

PROBLEMS

GENERAL PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 38: QUANTUM MECHANICS

38-1 Quantum Mechanics—A New Theory

38-2 The Wave Function and Its Interpretation; the Double-Slit Experiment

38-3 The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

38-4 Philosophic Implications; Probability Versus Determinism

38-5 The Schrodinger Equation in One Dimension—Time-Independent Form

*38-6 Time-Dependent Schrodinger Equation

38-7 Free Particles; Plane Waves and Wave Packets

38-8 Particle in an Infinitely Deep Square Well Potential (a Rigid Box)

*38-9 Finite Potential Well

38-10 Tunneling through a Barrier

SUMMARY

QUESTIONS

PROBLEMS

GENERAL PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 39: QUANTUM MECHANICS OF ATOMS

39-1 Quantum-Mechanical View of Atoms

39-2 Hydrogen Atom: Schrodinger Equation and Quantum Numbers

39-3 Hydrogen Atom Wave Functions

39-4 Complex Atoms; the Exclusion Principle

39-5 The Periodic Table of Elements

39-6 X-Ray Spectra and Atomic Number

*39-7 Magnetic Dipole Moments; Total Angular Momentum

*39-8 Fluorescence and Phosphorescence

*39-9 Lasers

*39-10 Holography

SUMMARY

QUESTIONS

PROBLEMS

GENERAL PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 40: MOLECULES AND SOLIDS

40-1 Bonding in Molecules

40-2 Potential-Energy Diagrams for Molecules

40-3 Weak (van der Waals) Bonds

40-4 Molecular Spectra

40-5 Bonding in Solids

40-6 Free-Electron Theory of Metals

40-7 Band Theory of Solids

40-8 Semiconductors and Doping

*40-9 Semiconductor Diodes

*40-10 Transistors and Integrated Circuits

SUMMARY

QUESTIONS

PROBLEMS

GENERAL PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 41: NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIOACTIVITY

41-1 Structure and Properties of the Nucleus

41-2 Binding Energy and Nuclear Forces

41-3 Radioactivity

41-4 Alpha Decay

41-5 Beta Decay

41-6 Gamma Decay

41-7 Conservation of Nucleon Number and Other Conservation Laws

41-8 Half-Life and Rate of Decay

41-9 Decay Series

41-10 Radioactive Dating

41-11 Detection of Radiation

SUMMARY

QUESTIONS

PROBLEMS

GENERAL PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 42: NUCLEAR ENERGY: EFECTS AND USES OF RADIATION

42-1 Nuclear Reactions and the Transmutations of Elements

42-2 Cross Section

42-3 Nuclear Fission; Nuclear Reactors

42-4 Fusion

42-5 Passage of radiation through matter; Radiation Damage

42-6 Measurement of Radiation—Dosimetry

*42-7 Radiation Therapy

*42-8 Tracers

*42-9 Imaging by Tomography: CAT Scans, and Emission Tomography

*42-10 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

SUMMARY

QUESTIONS

PROBLEMS

GENERAL PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 43: ELEMENTARY PARTICLES

43-1 High-Energy Particles

43-2 Particle Accelerators and Detectors

43-3 Beginnings of Elementary Particle Physics–Particle Exchange

43-4 Particles and Antiparticles

43-5 Particle Interactions and Conservation Laws

43-6 Particle Classification

43-7 Particle Stability and Resonances

43-8 Strange Particles

43-9 Quarks

43-10 The “Standard Model”: Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and the Electroweak Theory

43-11 Grand Unified Theories

SUMMARY

QUESTIONS

PROBLEMS

GENERAL PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 44: ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY

44-1 Stars and Galaxies

44-2 Stellar Evolution; the Birth and Death of Stars

44-3 General Relativity: Gravity and the Curvature of Space

44-4 The Expanding Universe

44-5 The Big Bang and the Cosmic Microwave Background

44-6 The Standard Cosmological Model: Early History of the Universe

44-7 The Future of the Universe?

SUMMARY

QUESTIONS

PROBLEMS

GENERAL PROBLEMS

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