Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Introduction to the Physics of Matter

Basic Atomic, Molecular, and Solid-State Physics

Authors: Manini, Nicola

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  • Includes 58 highlighted equations expressing essential results, and more than 50 problems
  • Features over 160 figures that clearly illustrate the main concepts
  • Provides schematic illustrations of main experimental techniques and their outcomes
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This is the second edition of a well-received book. It provides an up-to-date, concise review of essential topics in the physics of matter, from atoms and molecules to solids, including elements of statistical mechanics. It features over 160 completely revised and enhanced figures illustrating the main physical concepts and the fundamental experimental facts, and discusses selected experiments, mainly in spectroscopy and thermodynamics, within the general framework of the adiabatic separation of the motions of electrons and nuclei. The book focuses on what can be described in terms of independent-particle models, providing the mathematical derivations in sufficient detail for readers to grasp the relevant physics involved. The final section offers a glimpse of more advanced topics, including magnetism and superconductivity, sparking readers’ curiosity to further explore the latest developments in the physics of matter.

 

About the authors

Nicola Manini is an Associate Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Milan, Italy, where he teaches Structure of Matter and Solid-State Physics. In 1995, he received his PhD in Condensed Matter Theory from SISSA, Trieste. He has worked at Yale University, USA, and at the ESRF in Grenoble, France. He fosters regular research collaborations with SISSA and other Italian and international groups, and his research covers various topics in the theory and simulation of matter, including atomic-scale friction and dissipation; the dynamics of colloids; electronic and vibrational properties of metals, semiconductors, molecular and nanostructured materials; ultracold atomic gases; fullerene C60; geometric phases; and the Jahn-Teller effect.

 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to the Physics of Matter
Book Subtitle
Basic Atomic, Molecular, and Solid-State Physics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57243-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57243-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-57242-6
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 290
Number of Illustrations
155 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
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