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Advanced Condensed Matter Physics

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ISBN-10: 0521872901

ISBN-13: 9780521872904

Edition: 2009

Authors: Leonard M. Sander

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This text includes coverage of important topics that are not commonly featured in other textbooks on condensed matter physics; these include surfaces, the quantum Hall effect and superfluidity. The author avoids complex formalism, such as Green's functions, which can obscure the underlying physics, and instead emphasizes fundamental physical reasoning. This text is intended for classroom use, so it features plenty of references and extensive problems for solution based on the author's many years of teaching in the Physics Department at the University of Michigan. This textbook is ideal for physics graduates as well as students in chemistry and engineering; it can equally serve as a reference for research students in condensed matter physics. Engineering students in particular, will find the treatment of the fundamentals of semiconductor devices and the optics of solids of particular interest.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/19/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The nature of condensed matter
Some basic orders of magnitude
Quantum or classical
Chemical bonds
The exchange interaction
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Order and disorder
Other ordered states
Order parameters
Disordered condensed matter
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Crystals, scattering, and correlations
Fourier analysis and the reciprocal lattice
Correlation functions
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Surfaces and crystal growth
Observing surfaces: scanning tunneling microscopy
Surfaces and surface tension
Equilibrium crystal shapes
Crystal growth
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Classical and quantum waves
Lattice vibrations and phonons
Spin waves and magnons
Neutron scattering
M�ssbauer effect
Two dimensions
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The non-interacting electron model
Sommerfeld model
Thermally excited states and heat capacity
Band theory
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Dynamics of non-interacting electrons
Drude model
Transport in Sommerfeld theory
Semiclassical theory of transport
Scattering and the Boltzmann equation
Donors and acceptors in semiconductors
Semiconductor devices
Large magnetic fields
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Dielectric and optical properties
Dielectric functions
The fluctuation-dissipation theorem
Self-consistent response
The RPA dielectric function
Optical properties of crystals
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Electron interactions
Fermi liquid theory
Many-electron atoms
Metals in the Hartree-Fock approximation
Correlation energy of jellium
Inhomogeneous electron systems
Electrons and phonons
Strong interactions and magnetism in metals
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Superfluidity and superconductivity
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity
Microscopic theory
Ginsburg-Landau theory
Josephson effect
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