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The Resource Solid state physics : an introduction, Philip Hofmann, (electronic book)

Solid state physics : an introduction, Philip Hofmann, (electronic book)

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Solid state physics : an introduction
Title
Solid state physics
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Philip Hofmann
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
A must-have textbook for any undergraduate studying solid state physics. This successful brief course in solid state physics is now in its second edition. The clear and concise introduction not only describes all the basic phenomena and concepts, but also such advanced issues as magnetism and superconductivity. Each section starts with a gentle introduction, covering basic principles, progressing to a more advanced level in order to present a comprehensive overview of the subject. The book is providing qualitative discussions that help undergraduates understand concepts even if they can't follow all the mathematical detail. The revised edition has been carefully updated to present an up-to-date account of the essential topics and recent developments in this exciting field of physics. The coverage now includes ground-breaking materials with high relevance for applications in communication and energy, like graphene and topological insulators, as well as transparent conductors. The text assumes only basic mathematical knowledge on the part of the reader and includes more than 100 discussion questions and some 70 problems, with solutions free to lecturers from the Wiley-VCH website. The author's webpage provides Online Notes on x-ray scattering, elastic constants, the quantum Hall effect, tight binding model, atomic magnetism, and topological insulators. This new edition includes the following updates and new features: * Expanded coverage of mechanical properties of solids, including an improved discussion of the yield stress * Crystal structure, mechanical properties, and band structure of graphene * The coverage of electronic properties of metals is expanded by a section on the quantum hall effect including exercises. New topics include the tight-binding model and an expanded discussion on Bloch waves. * With respect to semiconductors, the discussion of solar cells has been extended and improved. * Revised coverage of magnetism, with additional material on atomic magnetism * More extensive treatment of finite solids and nanostructures, now including topological insulators * Recommendations for further reading have been updated and increased. * New exercises on Hall mobility, light penetrating metals, band structure
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RECBK
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Hofmann, Philip
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.454 .H384 2015
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unknown
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Physics textbook
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  • Science
  • Solid state physics
  • Solid state physics
Label
Solid state physics : an introduction, Philip Hofmann, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Table of Contents; Title Page; Related Titles; Copyright; Preface of the First Edition; Preface of the Second Edition; Physical Constants and Energy Equivalents; Chapter 1: Crystal Structures; 1.1 General Description of Crystal Structures; 1.2 Some Important Crystal Structures; 1.3 Crystal Structure Determination; 1.4 Further Reading; 1.5 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 2: Bonding in Solids; 2.1 Attractive and Repulsive Forces; 2.2 Ionic Bonding; 2.3 Covalent Bonding; 2.4 Metallic Bonding; 2.5 Hydrogen Bonding; 2.6 van der Waals Bonding; 2.7 Further Reading
  • 2.8 Discussion and ProblemsChapter 3: Mechanical Properties; 3.1 Elastic Deformation; 3.2 Plastic Deformation; 3.3 Fracture; 3.4 Further Reading; 3.5 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 4: Thermal Properties of the Lattice; 4.1 Lattice Vibrations; 4.2 Heat Capacity of the Lattice; 4.3 Thermal Conductivity; 4.4 Thermal Expansion; 4.5 Allotropic Phase Transitions and Melting; References; 4.6 Further Reading; 4.7 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 5: Electronic Properties of Metals: Classical Approach; 5.1 Basic Assumptions of the Drude Model; 5.2 Results from the Drude Model
  • 5.3 Shortcomings of the Drude Model5.4 Further Reading; 5.5 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 6: Electronic Properties of Solids: Quantum Mechanical Approach; 6.1 The Idea of Energy Bands; 6.2 Free Electron Model; 6.3 The General Form of the Electronic States; 6.4 Nearly Free Electron Model; 6.5 Tight-binding Model; 6.6 Energy Bands in Real Solids; 6.7 Transport Properties; 6.8 Brief Review of Some Key Ideas; References; 6.9 Further Reading; 6.10 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 7: Semiconductors; 7.1 Intrinsic Semiconductors; 7.2 Doped Semiconductors; 7.3 Conductivity of Semiconductors
  • 7.4 Semiconductor Devices7.5 Further Reading; 7.6 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 8: Magnetism; 8.1 Macroscopic Description; 8.2 Quantum Mechanical Description of Magnetism; 8.3 Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism in Atoms; 8.4 Weak Magnetism in Solids; 8.5 Magnetic Ordering; References; 8.6 Further Reading; 8.7 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 9: Dielectrics; 9.1 Macroscopic Description; 9.2 Microscopic Polarization; 9.3 The Local Field; 9.4 Frequency Dependence of the Dielectric Constant; 9.5 Other Effects; 9.6 Further Reading; 9.7 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 10: Superconductivity
  • 10.1 Basic Experimental Facts10.2 Some Theoretical Aspects; 10.3 Experimental Detection of the Gap; 10.4 Coherence of the Superconducting State; 10.5 Type I and Type II Superconductors; 10.6 High-Temperature Superconductivity; 10.7 Concluding Remarks; References; 10.8 Further Reading; 10.9 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 11: Finite Solids and Nanostructures; 11.1 Quantum Confinement; 11.2 Surfaces and Interfaces; 11.3 Magnetism on the Nanoscale; 11.4 Further Reading; 11.5 Discussion and Problems; Appendix A; A.1 Explicit Forms of Vector Operations
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ocn911200574
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Edition
2nd ed.
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1 online resource (xv, 248 pages)
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online
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There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
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9783527682065
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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EB00612353
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Label
Solid state physics : an introduction, Philip Hofmann, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Table of Contents; Title Page; Related Titles; Copyright; Preface of the First Edition; Preface of the Second Edition; Physical Constants and Energy Equivalents; Chapter 1: Crystal Structures; 1.1 General Description of Crystal Structures; 1.2 Some Important Crystal Structures; 1.3 Crystal Structure Determination; 1.4 Further Reading; 1.5 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 2: Bonding in Solids; 2.1 Attractive and Repulsive Forces; 2.2 Ionic Bonding; 2.3 Covalent Bonding; 2.4 Metallic Bonding; 2.5 Hydrogen Bonding; 2.6 van der Waals Bonding; 2.7 Further Reading
  • 2.8 Discussion and ProblemsChapter 3: Mechanical Properties; 3.1 Elastic Deformation; 3.2 Plastic Deformation; 3.3 Fracture; 3.4 Further Reading; 3.5 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 4: Thermal Properties of the Lattice; 4.1 Lattice Vibrations; 4.2 Heat Capacity of the Lattice; 4.3 Thermal Conductivity; 4.4 Thermal Expansion; 4.5 Allotropic Phase Transitions and Melting; References; 4.6 Further Reading; 4.7 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 5: Electronic Properties of Metals: Classical Approach; 5.1 Basic Assumptions of the Drude Model; 5.2 Results from the Drude Model
  • 5.3 Shortcomings of the Drude Model5.4 Further Reading; 5.5 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 6: Electronic Properties of Solids: Quantum Mechanical Approach; 6.1 The Idea of Energy Bands; 6.2 Free Electron Model; 6.3 The General Form of the Electronic States; 6.4 Nearly Free Electron Model; 6.5 Tight-binding Model; 6.6 Energy Bands in Real Solids; 6.7 Transport Properties; 6.8 Brief Review of Some Key Ideas; References; 6.9 Further Reading; 6.10 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 7: Semiconductors; 7.1 Intrinsic Semiconductors; 7.2 Doped Semiconductors; 7.3 Conductivity of Semiconductors
  • 7.4 Semiconductor Devices7.5 Further Reading; 7.6 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 8: Magnetism; 8.1 Macroscopic Description; 8.2 Quantum Mechanical Description of Magnetism; 8.3 Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism in Atoms; 8.4 Weak Magnetism in Solids; 8.5 Magnetic Ordering; References; 8.6 Further Reading; 8.7 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 9: Dielectrics; 9.1 Macroscopic Description; 9.2 Microscopic Polarization; 9.3 The Local Field; 9.4 Frequency Dependence of the Dielectric Constant; 9.5 Other Effects; 9.6 Further Reading; 9.7 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 10: Superconductivity
  • 10.1 Basic Experimental Facts10.2 Some Theoretical Aspects; 10.3 Experimental Detection of the Gap; 10.4 Coherence of the Superconducting State; 10.5 Type I and Type II Superconductors; 10.6 High-Temperature Superconductivity; 10.7 Concluding Remarks; References; 10.8 Further Reading; 10.9 Discussion and Problems; Chapter 11: Finite Solids and Nanostructures; 11.1 Quantum Confinement; 11.2 Surfaces and Interfaces; 11.3 Magnetism on the Nanoscale; 11.4 Further Reading; 11.5 Discussion and Problems; Appendix A; A.1 Explicit Forms of Vector Operations
Control code
ocn911200574
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9783527682065
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00612353
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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