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Solid State Physics: An Introduction

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Solid State Physics: An Introduction

Philip Hofmann

ISBN: 978-3-527-65707-0 November 2011 233 Pages

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Filling a gap in the literature for a brief course in solid state physics, this is a clear and concise introduction that not only describes all the basic phenomena and concepts, but also discusses such advanced issues as magnetism and superconductivity. This textbook
assumes only basic mathematical knowledge on the part of the reader and includes more than 100 discussion questions and some 70 problems, with solutions as well as further supplementary material available free to lecturers from the Wiley-VCH website.
Preface
1 Chemical Bonding in Solids
2 Crystal Structures
3 Mechanical Properties
4 Thermal Properties of the Lattice
5 Electronic Properties of Metals: Classical Approach
6 Electronic Properties of Metals: Quantum Mechanical Approach
7 Semiconductors
8 Magnetism
9 Dielectrics
10 Superconductivity
11 Finite Solids and Nanostructures
Appendix
References
Further Reading
Physical Constants and Energy Equivalents
"The positive moments of the books are the discussions and problems presented in the end of each chapter of the textbook." (Zentralblatt MATH, 2011)

"This textbook definitely has an interesting scope within an established field and it has been written with appealing didactic skills.” ( Southwest IOP Science, July 2009)

“The book is very well presented. The book's strength is undoubtedly the breadth of coverage.” (Reviews, May 2009)

2011 Gaede Award The author, Philip Hofmann, has been awarded the 2011 Gaede Award of the German Vacuum Society. Click here to find out more.
Additional Material
  • A clear and concise introduction to solid state physics that not only describes all the basic phenomena and concepts, but also discusses more advanced issues such as magnetism and superconductivity
  • Includes more than 100 discussion questions and about 70 problems
  • Includes solutions to problems as well as other ample supplementary material available for free to lecturers from the Wiley-VCH website
  • Ideal for the student market as it assumes only basic mathematical knowledge