Electronic Properties of Materials An Introduction for Engineers

ISBN-10: 038795144X
ISBN-13: 9780387951447
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Rolf E. Hummel
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Description: This text on the electrical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties of materials stresses concepts rather than mathematical formalism. Suitable for advanced undergraduates, it is intended for materials and electrical engineers who want to gain a  More...

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List price: $104.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 9/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 438
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

This text on the electrical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties of materials stresses concepts rather than mathematical formalism. Suitable for advanced undergraduates, it is intended for materials and electrical engineers who want to gain a fundamental understanding of alloys, semiconductor devices, lasers, magnetic materials, and so forth. The book is organized to be used in a one-semester course; to that end each section of applications, after the introduction to the fundamentals of electron theory, can be read independently of the others. Many examples from engineering practice serve to provide an understanding of common devices and methods. Among the modern applications covered are: high-temperature superconductors, optoelectronic materials, semiconductor device fabrication, xerography, magneto-optic memories, and amorphous ferromagnetics. This third edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes new sections on thermoelectric phenomena; piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and electrostrictive materials; and liquid-crystal and other flat-panel displays.

Rolf E. Hummel is a Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. He received his Ph.D (Dr. rer.nat.) in 1963 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the Max-Planck Institute for Materials Research, also in Stuttgart. He has been at the University of Florida since graduation, only interrupted by Sabbatical stays in Japan, Korea, China, New Zealand, France, Vietnam, Germany, and Colorado. His previous publications include Optical Properties of Metals and Alloys (1971), Electro-and Thermo-Transport in Metals and Alloys (ed.),(1977), the two-volume Handbook of Optical Properties (ed.), (1996), and Understanding Materials Science 2nd Ed. (2004). His books are widely appraised for their easy understandability.

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Fundamentals of Electron Theory
Introduction
The Wave-Particle Duality
The Schrodinger Equation
Solution of the Schrodinger Equation for Four Specific Problems
Energy Bands in Crystals
Electrons in a Crystal
Electrical Properties of Materials
Electrical Conduction in Metals and Alloys
Semiconductors
Electrical Properties of Polymers, Ceramics, Dielectrics, and Amorphous Materials
Optical Properties of Materials
The Optical Constants
Atomistic Theory of the Optical Properties
Quantum Mechanical Treatment of the Optical Properties
Applications
Magnetic Properties of Materials
Foundations of Magnetism
Magnetic Phenomena and Their Interpretation - Classical Approach
Quantum Mechanical Considerations
Applications
Thermal Properties of Materials
Introduction
Fundamentals of Thermal Properties
Heat Capacity
Thermal Conduction
Thermal Expansion
Periodic Disturbances
Euler Equations
Summary of Quantum Number Characteristics
App. 4: Tables
About Solving Problems and Solutions to Problems
Index

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