Introduction to the Structure of Matter: A Course in Modern Physics Hardcover – 2 Nov 1988
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I was lucky enough to be able to loan it out from my university library (as it is on the very pricy side of text books) at the beginning of the year, and have held on to it for the whole year now, and may even do so next year. This is the must have book for university level physics.
I buy second hand books every now and then, and I would say the quality of the received item was one step below advertised. Upon buying I thought it was marked as "good condition" but had water damage/stains in the page sides and some tear and wear in cover and edges. Other than this, all pages are legible and I would qualify the book as "usable".
My biggest complain is that the article did not include a bill. To be refunded from our accounting department I had to cut off the customs declaration from the thick cardboard box, and then explain the circumstance. This is not acceptable in Spain, all purchases should be properly billed.
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Numerical solutions are given to about half of the chapters problems.
Additionally, the authors have went to the trouble of tracing the origin and development of the subjects, and explaining the motivations and difficulties that the pioneers faced, when possible.
It is true there is too much material to be covered in a single year...but I think this just adds to the value since it can be used as a reference as well as text.
I would say that the verbosity of this book is excellent for people who like to get all the details clear. Readers with much faster brain processors, those who can't wait to learn more of QM or those who understands much of the fundamental physics and math behind QM might be bored by this book.
Pros: 1. Clear Explanations 2. attention to thorough and detailed explanation 3. some excellent diagrams!!!!
Cons: 1. Too verbose for some 2. rather heavy to carry around!!!