Fundamentals of Condensed Matter and Crystalline Physics An Introduction for Students of Physics and Materials Science

ISBN-10: 1107017106
ISBN-13: 9781107017108
Edition: 2012
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Description: This undergraduate textbook merges traditional solid state physics with contemporary condensed matter physics, providing an up-to-date introduction to the major concepts that form the foundations of condensed materials. The main foundational  More...

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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/5/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 418
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This undergraduate textbook merges traditional solid state physics with contemporary condensed matter physics, providing an up-to-date introduction to the major concepts that form the foundations of condensed materials. The main foundational principles are emphasized, providing students with the knowledge beginners in the field should understand. The book is structured in four parts and allows students to appreciate how the concepts in this broad area build upon each other to produce a cohesive whole as they work through the chapters. Illustrations work closely with the text to convey concepts and ideas visually, enhancing student understanding of difficult material, and end-of-chapter exercises varying in difficulty allow students to put into practice the theory they have covered in each chapter and reinforce new concepts.

David L. Sidebottom is Associate Professor in the Physics Department at Creighton University. He is an experienced teacher and has taught a wide variety of courses at both undergraduate and graduate level in subject areas including introductory physics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, laser physics and solid state physics. He has taught a course on solid state physics since 2003, adapting and revising its content to reflect the broader themes of condensed matter physics beyond those of the conventional solid state. This textbook stems from that course.

Structure
Crystal structure
Amorphous structure
Bonds and cohesion
Magnetic structure
Scattering
Scattering theory
Scattering by crystals
Scattering by amorphous matter
Self-similar structures and liquid crystals
Dynamics
Liquid dynamics
Crystal vibrations
Thermal properties
Electrons: the free electron model
Electrons: band theory
Bulk dynamics and response
Transitions
Introduction to phase transitions
Percolation theory
Mean field theory and renormalization
Superconductivity
Appendices
Index

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