Solid State Physics / Edition 1

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Written with advanced undergraduate students and graduates in mind, the purpose of his book is to treat the fundamental principles in sufficient detail to bring out the coherent framework of the subject, providing a physical as well as mathematical understanding of a wide range of phenomena in solid state physics. The student is assumed to have completed standard university courses in classical and statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, calculus and to have grasped the basics of quantum mechanics up to perturbation theory.
Solid State Physics opens with the adiabatic approximation to the many-body problem of a system of ions and valence electrons. After chapters on lattice symmetry, structure and dynamics, it then proceeds with four chapters devoted to the single-electron theory of the solid state. Semiconductors and dielectrics are covered in depth and chapters on magnetism and superconductivity follow. The book concludes with a chapter on solid surfaces. Every section is followed by s
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789056992729
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/30/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Systems of Atoms 1
1.1 The Adiabatic Approximation 1
1.2 The Covalent Bond 11
1.3 The Ionic Bond 35
1.4 The Metallic Bond 43
Ch. 2 Lattice Symmetry 52
2.1 Symmetry Operations 52
2.2 Crystal Lattices 70
Ch. 3 Lattice and Structure 82
3.1 The Reciprocal Lattice 82
3.2 Structure Determination 93
3.3 Basic Crystal Structures 110
Ch. 4 Lattice Dynamics 121
4.1 Linear Lattice Vibrations 121
4.2 Phonons 136
4.3 Lattice Thermal Properties 148
Ch. 5 Electron Kinetics 163
5.1 Free-Electron Approximation 163
5.2 Electronic Thermal Properties 175
5.3 Electronic Transport 184
5.4 Free Electrons in a Magnetic Field 195
Ch. 6 Electron Dynamics 210
6.1 Bloch Waves 210
6.2 The Weak-Binding Approximation 226
6.3 The Tight-Binding Approximation 237
6.4 The Concept of Holes 247
Ch. 7 Semiconductor Physics 258
7.1 Intrinsic Semiconductors 258
7.2 Impurity Semiconductors 269
7.3 Inhomogeneous Semiconductors 282
7.4 The pn Junction 292
7.5 The Junction Transistor 302
Ch. 8 Dielectrics 311
8.1 Polarization of Dielectrics 311
8.2 Ionic Solids 325
8.3 Frequency-Dependent Polarizability 340
Ch. 9 Solid State Magnetism 352
9.1 Diamagnetism 352
9.2 Paramagnetism 363
9.3 Ferromagnetism 370
9.4 Antiferromagnetism and Ferrimagnetism 388
Ch. 10 Superconductivity 399
10.1 The Superconducting State 399
10.2 Cooper Pairs 410
10.3 Flux Quantization 417
Ch. 11 Solid Surfaces 429
11.1 Surface Structure 429
11.2 Lattice Dynamics at Surfaces 441
11.3 Surface Electronic States 450
Further Reading 459
Index 461
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