Basic Theoretical Physics

A Concise Overview

  • Uwe Krey
  • Anthony Owen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Mechanics and Basic Relativity

  3. Electrodynamics and Aspects of Optics

  4. Quantum Mechanics

  5. Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

About this book


This concise treatment embraces, in four parts, all the main aspects of theoretical physics (I . Mechanics and Basic Relativity, II. Electrodynamics and Aspects of Optics, III. Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics, IV. Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics). It summarizes the material that every graduate student, physicist working in industry, or physics teacher should master during his or her degree course. It thus serves both as an excellent revision and preparation tool, and as a convenient reference source, covering the whole of theoretical physics. It may also be successfully employed to deepen its readers' insight and add new dimensions to their understanding of these fundamental concepts. Recent topics such as holography and quantum cryptography are included, thus making this a unique contribution to the learning material for theoretical physics.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Uwe Krey
    • 1
  • Anthony Owen
    • 1
  1. 1.FB PhysikUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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