This rigorous graduate-level introduction stresses modern applications to nonstructural problems such as temperature vibration effects, order-disorder phenomena, crystal imperfections, the structure of amorphous materials, and the diffraction of x-rays in perfect crystals. Relevant problems at chapter ends. Six Appendixes include tables of values. Bibliographies. 146 illustrations.
A reprint of the book originally published in the Addison-Wesley series in metallurgy, 1969. Dover is to be commended not only for returning to print a text important to solid-state physics and physical metallurgy, but for printing on acid-free paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)