Introduction to Solid State Physics

ISBN-10: 047141526X
ISBN-13: 9780471415268
Edition: 8th 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Charles Kittel
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Description: Since the publication of the first edition over 50 years ago, Introduction to Solid State Physics has been the standard solid state physics text for physics students. The author's goal from the beginning has been to write a book that is accessible  More...

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Book details

List price: $203.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Since the publication of the first edition over 50 years ago, Introduction to Solid State Physics has been the standard solid state physics text for physics students. The author's goal from the beginning has been to write a book that is accessible to undergraduates and consistently teachable. The emphasis in the book has always been on physics rather than formal mathematics. With each new edition, the author has attempted to add important new developments in the field without sacrificing the book's accessibility and teachability. * A very important chapter on nanophysics has been written by an active worker in the field. This field is the liveliest addition to solid state science during the past ten years * The text uses the simplifications made possible by the wide availability of computer technology. Searches using keywords on a search engine (such as Google) easily generate many fresh and useful references

About the author...Charles Kittel taught solid state physics at the University of California Berkeley from 1951 to 1978. Earlier he had been a member of the solid state physics group at Bell Laboratories. His undergraduate work in physics was a M.I.T. and at the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge University. His PhD was from the University of Wisconsin. He has been awarded the Oliver Buckley Prize for Solid State Physics and the Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers He is a member of the National Academy of Science and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of a widely used introductory book on solid state physics.

Crystal Structure
Periodic Array of Atoms
Fundamental Types of Lattices
Index System for Crystal Planes
Simple Crystal Structures
Direct Imaging of Atomic Structure
Nonideal Crystal Structures
Crystal Structure Data
Wave Diffraction and the Reciprocal Lattice
Diffraction of Waves by Crystals
Scattered Wave Amplitude
Brillouin Zones
Fourier Analysis of the Basis
Crystal Binding and Elastic Constants
Crystals of Inert Gases
Ionic Crystals
Covalent Crystals
Metals
Hydrogen Bonds
Atomic Radii
Analysis of Elastic Strains
Elastic Compliance and Stiffness Constants
Elastic Waves in Cubic Crystals
Phonons I. Crystal Vibrations
Vibrations of Crystals with Monatomic Basis
Two Atoms per Primitive Basis
Quantization of Elastic Waves
Phonon Momentum
Inelastic Scattering by Phonons
Phonons II. Thermal Properties
Phonon Heat Capacity
Anharmonic Crystal Interactions
Thermal Conductivity
Free Electron Fermi Gas
Energy Levels in One Dimension
Effect of Temperature on the Fermi-Dirac Distribution
Free Electron Gas in Three Dimensions
Heat Capacity of the Electron Gas
Electrical Conductivity and Ohm?s Law
Motion in Magnetic Fields
Thermal Conductivity of Metals
Energy Bands
Nearly Free Electron Model
Bloch Functions
Kronig-Penney Model
Wave Equation of Electron in a Periodic Potential
Number of Orbitals in a Band
Semiconductor Crystals
Band Gap
Equations of Motion
Intrinsic Carrier Concentration
Impurity Conductivity
Thermoelectric Effects
Semimetals
Superlattices
Fermi Surfaces and Metals
Construction of Fermi Surfaces
Electron Orbits, Hole Orbits, and Open Orbits
Calculation of Energy Bands
Experimental Methods in Fermi Surface Studies
Superconductivity
Experimental Survey
Theoretical Survey
High-Temperature Superconductors
Diamagnetism and Paramagnetism
Langevin Diamagnetism Equation
Quantum Theory of Diamagnetism of Mononuclear Systems.Paramagnetism
Quantum Theory of Paramagnet

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