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 Provides an introduction to recent topics, such as the quantum hall effect, highsuperconductivity and nanomaterials
 Utilizes the Dirac' notation to highlight the physics contained in the mathematics in an appropriate and succinct manner
 Includes many figures and solved problems throughout all chapters to provide a deeper understanding for students
 Offers topics of particular interest to engineering students, such as elasticity in solids, dislocations, polymers, point defects and nanomaterials

About the Book
Solid State Physics: An Introduction to Theory presents an intermediate quantum approach to the properties of solids. Through this lens, the text explores different properties, such as lattice, electronic, elastic, thermal, dielectric, magnetic, semiconducting, superconducting and optical and transport properties, along with the structure of crystalline solids. The work presents the general theory for most of the properties of crystalline solids, along with the results for one, two and threedimensional solids in particular cases. It also includes a brief description of emerging topics, such as the quantum hall effect and high superconductivity.
Building from fundamental principles and requiring only a minimal mathematical background, the book includes illustrative images and solved problems in all chapters to support student understanding.
Readership
Undergraduates students in the Solid State Physics course
Content
1. Crystal Structure of Solids 2. Crystal Structure in Reciprocal Space 3. Approximations in The Study of Solids 4. Bonding in Solids 5. Elastic Properties of Solids 6. Lattice Vibrations1 7. Lattice Vibrations2 8. Specific Heat of Solids 9. FreeElectron Theory of Metals 10. Electrons in Electric and Magnetic Fields 11. Transport Phenomena 12. Energy Bands in Crystalline Solids 13. The Fermi Surfaces 14. Semiconductors 15. Dielectric Properties of Nonconducting Solids 16. Ferroelectric Solids 17. Optical Properties of Solids 18. Magnetism 19. Ferromagnetism 20. Antiferromagnetism and Ferrimagnetism 21. Magnetic Resonance 22. Superconductivity 23. Defects in Crystalline Solids 24. Amorphous Solids and Liquid Crystals 25. Physics of Nanomaterials




