Electronic Properties of Engineering Materials / Edition 1

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It includes both chemical and physical approaches to the properties of solids, and clearly separates those aspects of materials properties that can be tackled with classical physics from those that require quantum mechanics.
* Quantum mechanics are introduced later to allow readers to be familiar with some of the mathematics necessary for quantum mechanics before being exposed to its bewildering fundamental concepts.
* Discusses the electronic properties of solids from the viewpoint of elementary band theory, and end with a brief treatment of semiconductors and some semiconducting devices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471316275
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/1998
  • Series: Mit Series in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,327,916
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

After retiring from the Materials Department of GeneralElectric’s Research and Development Center, JimLivingston has been teaching undergraduate materials science atMIT since 1989. While working at GE, his research areas includedhard and soft magnetic materials, high-field and high-temperaturesuperconductors, dislocations, mechanical properties, and eutecticand eutectoid transformations.

Livingston earned a Bachelor of Engineering Physics at CornellUniversity, and an M.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard University. Along withwriting over 150 technical articles, he has also authored amonograph on the metallurgy of superconductors and apopular-science book Driving Force: The Natural Magic of Magnets.Jim is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow ofASM International and the American Physical Society, and a memberof TMS, MRS, AAAS, and the IEEE Magnetics Society.

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Table of Contents


Conductors and Resistors.

Windows, Doors, and Transparent Electrodes (Optical Properties ofConductors).

Insulators and Capacitors.

Lenses and Optical Fibers (Optical Properties of Insulators).

Inductors, Electromagnets, and Permanent Magnets.

Superconductors and Superconducting Magnets.

Elasticity, Springs, and Sonic Waves.


Light Particles, Electron Waves, and Quantum Wells, andSprings.

The Periodic Table, Atomic Spectra, and Neon Lights.

The Game Is Bonds, Interatomic Bonds.

From Bonds to Bands (and Why Grass Is Green).

Free Electron Waves in Metals.

Nearly-Free Electrons—Bands, Gaps, Holes, and Zones.

Metals and Insulators.


LEDs, Photodetectors, Solar Cells, and Transistors.

Suggestions for Further Reading.


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