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 solved problems, some of them illustrating areas of current interest in solid state physics, to give the student a practical working knowledge of the subject, and the text is illustrated by many supplementary examples.
Table of Contents
1. Systems of Atoms 2. Lattice Symmetry 3. Lattice and Structure 4. Lattice Dynamics 5. Electron Kinetics 6. Electron Dynamics 7. Semiconductor Physics 8. Dielectrics 9. Solid State Magnetism 10. Superconductivity 11. Solid Surfaces
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