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Studying Undergraduate physics

  1. Aug 9, 2016 #1

    Titan97

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    My college started physics course with light and blackbody radiation. I am facing difficulties in understanding relativistic energies, Compton effect and specific heats of multi atomic gases. Can you suggest a method for studying modern physics and suggest some good books for getting my concepts clear?
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2016 #2

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    What does this mean:
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  4. Aug 9, 2016 #3

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    they did. at first the prof taught random things from atomic structure. then he discussed light (photoelectric effect, compton effect). Then came blackbody radiation (Rayliegh-jeans law, stefans law, etc) and now we will start quantum mechanics soon. This is my college: http://www.iitb.ac.in/ (IIT Bombay, the best college in my country). Please help me.

    Can you suggest a good book that deals with the above topics?
     
  5. Aug 9, 2016 #4

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    Physics instruction begins with Kinematics and Mechanics. After that is learned enough, the topics taught are Electricity & Magnetism. You do not want to try skipping the more basic topics.

    This page was also on that site: https://portal.iitb.ac.in/asc/Courses
    You should find the courses you need in that listing.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2016 #5

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    I have already learned those in high school. And the courses given are not for first years. These are the lectures I was given. (these lectures are common for every branch in first year)
     

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