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Solid-State Physics

Introduction to the Theory

Authors: Patterson, James, Bailey, Bernard

  • Second edition of a successful textbook
  • Presents the rich teaching experience of two gifted professors
  • Covers the important basic aspects of the entire field of solid state physics
  • Comes with a 200 page manual of exercises and solutions to support learning and teaching
  • Very valuable graduate textbook
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About this Textbook

Learning Solid State Physics involves a certain degree of maturity, since it involves tying together diverse concepts from many areas of physics. The objective is to understand, in a basic way, how solid materials behave. To do this one needs both a good physical and mathematical background. One definition of Solid State Physics is it is the study of the physical (e.g. the electrical, dielectric, magnetic, elastic, and thermal) properties of solids in terms of basic physical laws. In one sense, Solid State Physics is more like chemistry than some other branches of physics because it focuses on common properties of large classes of materials. It is typical that Solid State Physics emphasizes how physics properties link to electronic structure. We have retained the term Solid

Modern solid state physics came of age in the late thirties and forties and is now is part of condensed matter physics which includes liquids, soft materials, and non-crystalline solids. This solid state/condensed matter physics book begins with three broad areas: (1) How and why atoms bind together to form solids, (2) Lattice vibrations and phonons, and (3) Electrons in solids. It then applies these areas to (4) Interactions especially of electrons with phonons, (5) Metals, the Fermi surface and alloys, (6) Semiconductors, (7) Magnetism, (8) Superconductivity, (9) Dielectrics and ferroelectrics, (10) Optical properties, (11) Defects, and (12) Certain other modern topics such as layered materials, quantum Hall effect, mesoscopics, nanophysics, and soft condensed matter.

For this 2nd addition new material has been added on the evolution of BEC to BCS phenomena, conducting polymers, graphene, highly correlated electrons, iron pnictide superconductors, light emitting diodes, N-V centers, nanomagnetism, negative index of refraction, optical lattices, phase transitions, phononics, photonics, plasmonics, quantum computing, solar cells, spin Hall effect, and spintronics.

The major addition to this 2nd edition is an extensive solutions manual, in which all the text problems are discussed. The problems in our book cover a wide range of difficulty. The solutions in this manual are expected to show what we expect to get out of the problems. In the manual, we have also included a brief summary of solid state physics which should help you get focused on problem solving. We have also included "folk theorems" to remind about the essence of the physics without the mathematics.

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From the reviews:

"An update to Patterson’s 1971 text, it adds a great deal of modern material, nearing doubling the size of the original. This expansion makes it definitely a candidate for a contemporary class. … the choice of a text for a solid-state physics course, or any other physics-related course, is a personal one. The style of Patterson and Bailey’s Solid-State Physics might well fit that of … physics instructors." (Walter Harrison, Physics Today, January, 2008)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Crystal Binding and Structure

    Patterson, James (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Lattice Vibrations and Thermal Properties

    Patterson, James (et al.)

    Pages 41-112

  • Electrons in Periodic Potentials

    Patterson, James (et al.)

    Pages 113-211

  • The Interaction of Electrons and Lattice Vibrations

    Patterson, James (et al.)

    Pages 213-265

  • Metals, Alloys, and the Fermi Surface

    Patterson, James (et al.)

    Pages 267-293

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02589-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02588-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solid-State Physics
Book Subtitle
Introduction to the Theory
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02589-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02589-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02588-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 827
Topics