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By P. John Shepherd

This e-book is a finished account of 5 prolonged modules protecting the foremost branches of twentieth-century theoretical physics, taught through the writer over a interval of 3 many years to scholars on bachelor and grasp collage measure classes in either physics and theoretical physics.

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

In a couple of universities, a lot of the cloth lined (for instance, on Einstein’s normal idea of relativity, at the BCS concept of superconductivity, and at the common 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 publication is that complete, step by step mathematical proofs of all crucial effects are given, allowing a pupil who has accomplished a high-school arithmetic path and the 1st 12 months of a college physics measure path to appreciate and savour the derivations of very a number of the most crucial result of twentieth-century theoretical physics.

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