A Course in Theoretical Physics by P. John Shepherd

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By P. John Shepherd

This booklet is a entire account of 5 prolonged modules overlaying the most important branches of twentieth-century theoretical physics, taught through the writer over a interval of 3 a long time to scholars on bachelor and grasp collage measure classes in either physics and theoretical physics.

The modules hide nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, thermal and statistical physics, many-body conception, classical box concept (including specific relativity and electromagnetism), and, ultimately, relativistic quantum mechanics and gauge theories of quark and lepton interactions, all offered in one, self-contained volume.

In a few universities, a lot of the cloth lined (for instance, on Einstein’s basic thought of relativity, at the BCS concept of superconductivity, and at the general version, together with the speculation underlying the prediction of the Higgs boson) is taught in postgraduate classes to starting PhD students.

A virtue of the e-book is that complete, step by step mathematical proofs of all crucial effects are given, allowing a scholar who has accomplished a high-school arithmetic direction and the 1st yr of a school physics measure direction to appreciate and have fun with the derivations of very a few of the most vital result of twentieth-century theoretical physics.

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