By Solyom J.
This publication is the 1st of a three-volume sequence written via an identical writer that goals to bring a complete and self-contained account of the substantial box of solid-state physics. It is going a ways past such a lot vintage texts within the presentation of the homes of solids and experimentally saw phenomena, in addition to the elemental recommendations and theoretical tools used to appreciate them and the fundamental good points of assorted experimental techniques.
the 1st quantity bargains with the atomic and magnetic constitution and the dynamics of solids, the second one with these electrical houses that may be understood when it comes to the one-particle approximation, and the 3rd with the results as a result of interactions and correlations between electrons.
This quantity covers 4 significant subject matters. After a short heritage of solid-state physics, the introductory half offers the class of condensed stages, describes the elemental good points of atoms as construction blocks of solids, and analyzes how atoms bind jointly to shape solids.
The moment half bargains with structural points. The symmetries of crystalline solids and their results are lined in detail.
Deviations from crystalline order both because of defects or in type of quasicrystalline or noncrystalline buildings also are mentioned. The 3rd half is dedicated to the theoretical description and experimental commentary of lattice vibrations. ultimately, magnetism because of localized magnetic moments is taken care of either phenomenologically and quantum mechanically.
The textual content offers plentiful fabric for upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes. The ebook additionally serves as a worthy reference for researchers within the box of condensed topic physics.