This book is targeted mainly to the undergraduate students of USA, UK and other European countries, and the M. Sc of Asian countries, but will be found useful for the graduate students, Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Teachers and Tutors. This is a by-product of lectures given at the Osmania University, University of Ottawa and University of Tebrez over several years, and is intended to assist the students in their assignments and examinations. The book covers a wide spectrum of disciplines in Modern Physics, and is mainly based on the actual examination papers of UK and the Indian Universities. The selected problems display a large variety and conform to syllabi which are currently being used in various countries. The book is divided into ten chapters. Each chapter begins with basic concepts containing a set of formulae and explanatory notes for quick reference, followed by a number of problems and their detailed solutions. The problems are judiciously selected and are arranged section-wise. The so- tions are neither pedantic nor terse. The approach is straight forward and step-- step solutions are elaborately provided. More importantly the relevant formulas used for solving the problems can be located in the beginning of each chapter. There are approximately 150 line diagrams for illustration. Basic quantum mechanics, elementary calculus, vector calculus and Algebra are the pre-requisites.
About the Author
The author obtained his Doctoral degree from University of Bristol, U.K. under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Dr.D.H. Perkins, FRS. The author has worked in high-energy physics for a number of years using photographic emulsions exposed at CERN. He has also used low-energy facilities at Nuclear Science Center at New Delhi. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa, visitor to CERN, visiting professor at the University of Tebrez. He has published 40 research papers in International Journals and gave lectures on Nuclear physics, particle physics, quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, mathematical physics, atomic and molecular physics and relativity at undergraduate and graduate levels at various universities for several years. He was a Professor and Head of the Department of Physics and Chairman, Board of studies at the Osmania University.