**Author**: H.P. Meyers,H.P. Myers

**Publisher:** CRC Press

**ISBN:** 1420075020

**Category:** Science

**Page:** 536

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Assuming an elementary knowledge of quantum and statistical physics, this book provides a comprehensive guide to principal physical properties of condensed matter, as well as the underlying theory necessary for a proper understanding of their origins. The subject matter covers the principal features of condensed matter physics, but with particular accent on the properties of metal alloys. Relevance to technical applications is recognized.

Assuming an elementary knowledge of quantum and statistical physics, this book provides a guide to principal physical properties of condensed matter, as well as the underlying theory necessary for an understanding of their origins.

Introduction to Solid State Physics, in its Second Edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical properties of crystalline solids. It explains the structure of crystals, theory of crystal diffraction and the reciprocal lattice. As the book advances, it describes different kinds of imperfections in crystals, bonding in solids, and vibration in one-dimensional monoatomic and diatomic linear lattice. Different theories of specific heat, thermal conductivity of solids and lattice thermal conductivity are thoroughly dealt with. Coverage also includes the free electron theory, band theory of solids and semiconductors. In addition, the book also describes in detail the magnetic properties of solids and superconductivity. Finally, the book includes discussions on lasers, nanotechnology and the basic principles of fibre optics and holography. Some new topics like cellular method, quantum Hall effect, de Haas van Alphen effect, Pauli paramagnetism and semiconductor laser have been added in the present edition of the book to make it more useful for the students. The book is designed to meet the requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate students of physics for their courses in solid state physics, condensed matter physics and material science. KEY FEATURES • Puts a conceptual emphasis on the subject. • Includes numerous diagrams and figures to clarify the concepts. • Gives step-by-step explanations of theories. • Provides chapter-end exercises to test the knowledge acquired.

Assuming an elementary knowledge of quantum and statistical physics, this book provides a guide to principal physical properties of condensed matter, as well as the underlying theory necessary for an understanding of their origins.

In der 2. Hälfte des vorigen Jahrhunderts erfuhr die Festkörperphysik und Materialwissenschaft einen großen Aufschwung und etablierte sich als wichtiges und eigenständiges Fach. Das vorliegende Buch gibt eine Einführung in die Grundlagen der Festkörperphysik, wobei auch die beteiligten Personen und ihr Umfeld beleuchtet werden. Der Schwerpunkt liegt bei den elektrischen und magnetischen Materialeigenschaften. Die Zielgruppe Das Buch richtet sich an Studenten im Fach Physik, Ingenieurwissenschaften und Materialwissenschaften bis zum Bachelor. Es kann durch seine anschaulichen Erklärungen und seinen didaktischen Ansatz auch als motivierende Vorstufe und unterstützendes Begleitwerk beim Studium anspruchsvollerer Lehrbücher der Festkörperphysik benutzt werden. Ein Grundlagenwerk für Studierende der Festkörperphysik und Anwender, die mit Leitern, Halbleitern oder Supraleitern umgehen. Geeignet zur Wiederholung und Prüfungsvorbereitung.

Die verschiedenen Spektroskopiearten werden von den Grundlagen bis hin zu den aktuellen Entwicklungen umfassend behandelt. Das weite Anwendungspotential verdeutlichen anschauliche Beispiele.

This book is the first of a three-volume series written by the same author. It aims to deliver a comprehensive and self-contained account of the fundamentals of the physics of solids. In the presentation of the properties and experimentally observed phenomena together with the basic concepts and theoretical methods, it goes far beyond most classic texts. The essential features of various experimental techniques are also explained. The text provides material for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. It will also be a valuable reference for researchers in the field of condensed matter physics.

Our German textbook "Festkdrperphysik" has become rather pop ular among German-speaking students, and is currently produced in its 4th edition. Its version in English has already been adopted by many universities in the United States and other countries. This new 2nd edition corresponds to the 4th edition in German. In addition to correcting some typographical errors and making small improvements in the presentation, in the present edition some chapters have been revised or extended. Panel V, for example, has been extended to include a description of angle-resolved photoemis sion and its importance for the study of electronic band structures. Section 10.10 on high-temperature superconductors has completely been rewritten. This active field of research continues to progress rapidly and many new results have emerged since the publication of the first edition. These results shed new light on much of the fun damental physics. The new version of Sect. 10.10 has been developed in discussions with colleagues who are themselves engaged in superconductivity research. We thank, in particular, Professor C. Calandra from the University of Modena and Dr. R. Wordenweber of the Institute of Thin Film and Ion Technology at the Research Centre Jiilich. The revision of the problems was done with the help of Dr. W.

This Second Edition is aimed at students taking a first course in this subject, although it will also be of interest to professional physicists and electronic engineers requiring a grasp of the fundamentals of this important area of physics. Basic concepts are introduced in an easily accessible context: for example, wave propagation in crystals is introduced using one-and two-dimensional geometries. Only when these basic ideas are familiar are generalisations to three dimensions and the elegant framework of the reciprocal lattice made. Extensively rewritten, the Second Edition now includes new and expanded coverage of semiconductor devices, the quantum Hall effect, quasicrystals, high temperature superconductors and techniques for the study of the surfaces of solids. A chapter on dielectrics and ferroelectrics has also been added. Solid State Physics, Second Edition features: A carefully written and structured text to help students fully understand this exciting subject. A flow diagram allowing topics to be studied in different orders or omitted altogether. Optional "starred" and highlighted sections containing more advanced and specialised material for the more ambitious reader. Carefully selected problems at the end of each chapter designed to assist learning. Solutions are provided at the end of the book.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and globalization have forced national history to yield place to European and global history. In medieval studies, Michael Borgolte has taken up the new challenge as no other German historian, encouraging the development of transcultural research on the Middle Ages. This volume includes several of his essays, but is intended to serve more as the basis for further research rather than to take stock of his work.

In addition to the topics discussed in the First Edition, this Second Edition contains introductory treatments of superconducting materials and of ferromagnetism. I think the book is now more balanced because it is divided perhaps 60% - 40% between devices (of all kinds) and materials (of all kinds). For the physicist interested in solid state applications, I suggest that this ratio is reasonable. I have also rewritten a number of sections in the interest of (hopefully) increased clarity. The aims remain those stated in the Preface to the First Edition; the book is a survey of the physics of a number of solid state devices and ma terials. Since my object is a discussion of the basic ideas in a number of fields, I have not tried to present the "state of the art," especially in semi conductor devices. Applied solid state physics is too vast and rapidly changing to cover completely, and there are many references available to recent developments. For these reasons, I have not treated a number of interesting areas. Among the lacunae are superiattices, heterostructures, compound semiconductor devices, ballistic transistors, integrated optics, and light wave communications. (Suggested references to those subjects are given in an appendix. ) I have tried to cover some of the recent revolutionary developments in superconducting materials.

Physical Properties of Materials for Engineers, Second Edition introduces and explains modern theories of the properties of materials and devices for practical use by engineers. Introductory chapters discuss both classical mechanics and quantum mechanics to demonstrate the need for the quantum approach. Topics are presented in an uncomplicated manner; extensive cross-references are provided to emphasize the inter-relationships among the physical phenomena. Illustrations and problems based on commercially-available materials are included where appropriate. Physical Properties of Materials for Engineers, Second Edition is an excellent introduction to solid state physics and practical techniques for students and workers in aerospace industry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, materials science, and mechanical and metallurgical engineering.

While the standard solid state topics are covered, the basic ones often have more detailed derivations than is customary (with an empasis on crystalline solids). Several recent topics are introduced, as are some subjects normally included only in condensed matter physics. Lattice vibrations, electrons, interactions, and spin effects (mostly in magnetism) are discussed the most comprehensively. Many problems are included whose level is from "fill in the steps" to long and challenging, and the text is equipped with references and several comments about experiments with figures and tables.

Die große Stärke des Ashcroft liegt in den ausführlichen Erklärungen, die didaktisch geschickt aufeinander aufbauen. Tiefer gehende quantenmechanische Rechnungen werden vermieden. Stattdessen wird mit logischer Klarheit und sehr geschickt ein anschauliches Bild der Festkörperphysik entwickelt, das dem Anfänger in der Festkörperphysik den Einstieg in das schwierige Fach erleichtert. Das Buch fängt mit klassischen Erklärungsmodellen des Festkörpers an, zeigt deren Begrenztheit auf und führt die Quantenmechanik schrittweise ein, um die Modelle immer weiter zu verfeinern. So entsteht mit einem Minimum an mathematischem Rüstzeug ein ausgesprochen detailliertes Bild des Festkörpers, und dem Leser wird es durch die allmähliche Steigerung zu abstrakteren Theorien leicht gemacht, sich von den Autoren führen zu lassen. Auf die ausführliche Beschreibung experimenteller Arbeiten wird in diesem Buch verzichtet. Das heißt aber nicht, dass auf experimentelle Ergebnisse kein Bezug genommen wird. Stets werden die Theorien an den experimentellen Werten gemessen und existierende Abweichungen zum Anlass für tiefergehende Betrachtungen genommen.

This graduate-level physics textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the basic principles and phenomena of classical electromagnetism. While many electromagnetism texts use the subject to teach mathematical methods of physics, here the emphasis is on the physical ideas themselves. Anupam Garg distinguishes between electromagnetism in vacuum and that in material media, stressing that the core physical questions are different for each. In vacuum, the focus is on the fundamental content of electromagnetic laws, symmetries, conservation laws, and the implications for phenomena such as radiation and light. In material media, the focus is on understanding the response of the media to imposed fields, the attendant constitutive relations, and the phenomena encountered in different types of media such as dielectrics, ferromagnets, and conductors. The text includes applications to many topical subjects, such as magnetic levitation, plasmas, laser beams, and synchrotrons. Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell is ideal for a yearlong graduate course and features more than 300 problems, with solutions to many of the advanced ones. Key formulas are given in both SI and Gaussian units; the book includes a discussion of how to convert between them, making it accessible to adherents of both systems. Offers a complete treatment of classical electromagnetism Emphasizes physical ideas Separates the treatment of electromagnetism in vacuum and material media Presents key formulas in both SI and Gaussian units Covers applications to other areas of physics Includes more than 300 problems