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Graduate Texts in Physics

The Physics of Solids

Essentials and Beyond

Authors: Economou, Eleftherios N.

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  • Covers foundation topics in first two parts, with expansions and enrichment material placed in last two sections – the latter enabling instructors to customize the course to their and their students’ research interests.- Bonafide textbook with chapter summaries and exercises (with solutions), worked examples, and many illustrations.- Supplies background materials in appendices.- Prof. Economou is author of the well-known Green’s Functions in Quantum Physics 3e

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About this Textbook

This textbook emphasizes a few fundamental principles and extracts from them a wealth of information. This approach also unifies an enormous and diverse subject which seems to consist of too many disjoint pieces. The book starts with the absolute minimum of formal tools, emphasizes the basic principles, and employs physical reasoning (" a little thinking and imagination" to quote R. Feynman) to obtain results. Continuous comparison with experimental data leads naturally to a gradual refinement of the concepts and to more sophisticated methods. After the initial overview with an emphasis on the physical concepts and the derivation of results by dimensional analysis, The Physics of Solids deals with the Jellium Model (JM) and the Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals (LCAO) approaches to solids and introduces the basic concepts and information regarding metals and semiconductors. The remainder, constituting enrichment and elective material, re-examines the model under more realistic assumptions as well as new, more advanced subjects. While prerequisites include quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and statistical physics, appendices summarizing these subjects are included to make the book more self-contained. The basic text is enhanced with worked problems, copious illustrations, chapter-end exercises and summaries. The approach, which emphasizes the underlying physical concepts, unifies to some extent a subject that can seem too diverse and consisting of too many disjoint pieces, requires from students less memorizing of facts and formalisms but more thinking.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-02069-8
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Hardcover $129.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50128-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physics of Solids
Book Subtitle
Essentials and Beyond
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02069-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02069-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02068-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50128-3
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 865
Topics