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Atoms and Photons and Quanta, Oh My!

Ask the physicist about atomic, nuclear and quantum physics
F Todd Baker


This is the second book in the Ask the Physicist series. The first book, From Newton to Einstein: Ask the Physicist About Mechanics and Relativity, provides an excellent foundation for this book which covers topics in 'modern' physics. The main emphasis of this volume is providing an accessible introduction to quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics to anyone with at least high school physics knowledge.

About Editors

'The Physicist' is F Todd Baker has published more than 70 articles in refereed journals as well as made numerous presentations at conferences and workshops. He has more than 35 years of college and university teaching experience. Retired from the University of Georgia where he taught and performed nuclear physics research for 32 years he previously held a postdoctoral research associate position at Rutgers University and teaching positions at Carroll College (Wisconsin) and St Lawrence University.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview / The Background Science / The Manhattan Project / Hiroshima and Nagasaki / The Legacy of Manhattan and Current Nuclear Weapons Deployments / Bibliography and Links


Paperback ISBN: 9780750327909

Ebook ISBN: 9781627059404

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6270-5939-8

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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