The present text is an outgrowth of such a laboratory course given by the author at the University of Rochester between 1959 and 1963. It consisted of a one-year course with two 3-hour meetings in the laboratory and two 1-hour lecture meetings weekly; the students had access to the laboratory at all times and, in general, worked during hours of ...
The present text is an outgrowth of such a laboratory course given by the author at the University of Rochester between 1959 and 1963. It consisted of a one-year course with two 3-hour meetings in the laboratory and two 1-hour lecture meetings weekly; the students had access to the laboratory at all times and, in general, worked during hours of their own choice well in excess of the scheduled periods. The students worked in pairs, which in most cases provides a highly motivating and successful relationship. The material included in this course was selected from those experiments in atomic and nuclear physics that have laid the foundation and provided the evidence for modern quantum theory. The experiments were set up in such a fashion that they could be completed in a two- to four-week period of normal work taking into account the other demands on the student's time. Key Features * Teaches students the methods and procedures of experimental physics at an advanced level; and offers the confidence in their abilities to measure physical entities and relationships between them * Familiarizes students with modern research equipment and its use * Makes students aware of the most basic techniques presently used in widely varying fields of physics * Convinces students that the material they studied in their lecture courses can indeed be tested experimentally, and gives students the satisfaction of doing so themselves
Fair. B0085VU2F4 Experiments in Modern Physics. By Melissinos. covers and corners may show shelf wear used books may be missing software and or codes. spirals will show more wear because of nature of book.
Best book on the subject, a classic that will last through centuries for students, researchers and the serious physicist.
Apr 27, 2007
This is a very nice, clear and interesting book in experimental physics. I d' ont know the second edition, but I like very much the first (or old) edition what I usede in my (old) time of physics studant. The series of crucials experiments that fundament the crisis of classical physics and force demands of news concepts of quantum physics are described whit details and conciseness. The book aims laboratories experiments to stundants but is very conceptual and instrutive to theory as well (little mathmatics but strong and fine in difficults concepts like duality particle-wave, spin, quantizition of atomic angular moments, etc). For who is searching a book of this stuff, I think that this is one of the major quality.
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