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Author Baker, F. Todd, 1942-
Title Atoms and photons and quanta, oh my! : ask the physicist about atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics / F. Todd Baker.
Imprint San Rafael [California] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2015]
Bristol [England] : IOP Publishing, [2015]

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 OHIOLINK INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS    ONLINE  
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Series IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
IOP concise physics.
Subject Nuclear physics -- Popular works.
Quantum theory -- Popular works.
Alt Name Institute of Physics (Great Britain),
Add Title Ask the physicist about atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS    ONLINE  
View online
Series IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
IOP concise physics.
Subject Nuclear physics -- Popular works.
Quantum theory -- Popular works.
Alt Name Institute of Physics (Great Britain),
Add Title Ask the physicist about atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics
Description 1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings)) : illustrations (some color).
Note "Version: 20140601"--Title page verso.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on July 1, 2015).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Let there be light! -- Introduction -- History -- What are force fields? -- Electric and magnetic fields -- Maxwell's equations.
Quanta and photons, oh my! -- Prologue -- Introduction -- Black-body radiation -- The photoelectric effect -- Compton scattering -- de Broglie's hypothesis -- What's waving? -- The Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
Atoms, oh my! -- Atomic sizes and masses -- Atomic spectra -- The discovery of the electron -- Ernest Rutherford and the 'nuclear model' -- The Bohr model of the hydrogen atom -- The modern atomic model.
Nuclear physics -- Introduction -- Discovery of the neutron -- The nuclear force (the strong interaction) -- Nuclear masses and binding energies -- Nuclear systematics -- Radioactivity -- Nuclear fission -- Nuclear fusion -- The standard model.
Epilogue -- Ask the psychic -- Off the wall hall of fame.
Appendices. -- A. The constants of electricity and magnetism -- B. Energy -- C. Elastic collisions -- D. Commonly used units -- E. The Schrodinger equation -- F. The Bohr model of hydrogen -- G. Detecting spin -- H. Chronology -- I. Miscellaneous calculations and computations.
Summary This is the second book in the 'Ask the Physicist' series. The first book, From Newton to Einstein: Ask the physicist about mechanics and relativity, provides an excellent foundation for this book that covers topics in 'modern' physics. The main emphasis of this volume is providing an accessible introduction to quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics to anyone with at least high-school physics knowledge.
Note 'The physicist' is F. Todd Baker. He received AB and MA degrees from Miami University and a PhD degree from the University of Michigan. His area of research is nuclear physics and has published more than 70 articles in refereed journals as well as given numerous presentations at conferences and workshops. He has more than 35 years of college and university teaching experience. In 2006 he retired from the University of Georgia where he taught and performed nuclear physics research for 32 years. Previously, he held a postdoctoral research associate position at Rutgers University and teaching positions at Carroll College (Wisconsin) and St Lawrence University. He now lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife Sara in a 100-year-old house mainly restored by him and decorated and landscaped by her. He has four beloved children aged 18-45 years. He enjoys cycling around town, playing violin, cooking and baking, outdoor activities, DIY projects, films, music of many genres, working puzzles, reading mainly European murder mysteries, and hanging out in coffee houses.
ISBN 9781627059398 (ebook)
1627059393 (ebook)
9781627059411 (mobi)
9781627059381 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1088/978-1-6270-5939-8
OCLC # 913321568
Additional Format Print version: 9781627059381