Beyond Classical Physics

  • Mark A.¬†Cunningham

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

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About this book


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 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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Mark A.¬†Cunningham
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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Mark A. Cunningham 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63159-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63160-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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