Physical Properties of Crystals: Their Representation by Tensors and Matrices / Edition 1

Physical Properties of Crystals: Their Representation by Tensors and Matrices / Edition 1

by J. F. Nye
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198511655

ISBN-13: 9780198511656

Pub. Date: 07/28/1985

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

First published in 1957, this classic study has been reissued in a paperback version that includes an additional chapter bringing the material up to date. The author formulates the physical properties of crystals systematically in tensor notation, presenting tensor properties in terms of their common mathematical basis and the thermodynamic relations between them.

Overview

First published in 1957, this classic study has been reissued in a paperback version that includes an additional chapter bringing the material up to date. The author formulates the physical properties of crystals systematically in tensor notation, presenting tensor properties in terms of their common mathematical basis and the thermodynamic relations between them. The mathematical groundwork is laid in a discussion of tensors of the first and second ranks. Tensors of higher ranks and matrix methods are then introduced as natural developments of the theory. A similar pattern is followed in discussing thermodynamic and optical aspects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198511656
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1985
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
829,692
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Notation
Introduction
Part I: General Principles
1. The Groundwork of Crystal Physics
2. Transformations and Second-Rank Tensors: Further Developments
PART 2. EQUILIBRIUM PROPERTIES
3. Paramagnetic and Diamagnetic Susceptibility
4. Electric Polarization
5. The Stress Tensor
6. The Strain Tensor and Thermal Expansion
7. Piezoelectricity. Third-rank Tensors
8. Elasticity. Fourth-rank Tensors
9. The Matrix Method
10. Thermodynamics of Equilibrium Properties of Crystals
Part 3. Transport Properties
11. Thermal and Electrical Conductivity
12. Thermoelectricity
Part 4. Crystal Optics
13. Natural and Artificial Double Refraction. Second-Order Effects
14. Optical Activity
Appendixes
Bibliography
Supplementary References and Notes (1985)
Solutions to the Exercises with Notes
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

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