Book Description:Physlet® Quantum Physics contains a collection of over 200 ready-to-run interactive exercises. These “media-focused” critical thinking and problem-solving exercises are based on carefully designed computer simulations generated in Java applets. Physlet® Quantum Physics is based on current educational, experimental, and theoretical research, and gives students an interactive visual representation of the often difficult-to-visualize physical phenomena in quantum physics.
The book is useful for undergraduate courses on the subject.
Contents:Preface Java Tests and Browser Requirements 1. Introduction to Physlets I. SPECIAL RELATIVITY 2. Space and Time in Special Relativity 3. Relativistic Mechanics II. THE NEED FOR A QUANTUM THEORY 4. From Blackbody to Bohr 5. Wave-Particle Duality III. QUANTUM THEORY 6. Classical and Quantum-mechanical Probability 7. The Schrödinger Equation 8. The Free Particle 9. Scattering in One Dimension 10. The Infinite Square Well 11. Finite Sqaure Wells and Other Piecewise-constant Wells 12. Harmonic Oscillators and Other Spatially-varying Wells 13. Multi-dimensional Wells IV. APPLICATIONS 14. Atomic, Molecular, and Nuclear Physics 15. Statistical Mechanics Bibliography
About the Author:MARIO BELLONI, Associate Professor of Physics at Davidson College.|WOLFGANG CHRISTIAN, Herman Brown Professor of Physics at Davidson College.|ANNE J. COX, Associate Professor of Physics at Eckerd College.