The study of solids is one of the richest, most exciting, and most successful branches of physics. While the subject of solid state physics is often viewed as dry and tedious this new book presents the topic instead as an exciting exposition of fundamental principles and great intellectual breakthroughs. Beginning with a discussion of how the study of heat capacity of solids ushered in the quantum revolution, the author presents the key ideas of the field while emphasizing the deep underlying concepts. The book begins with a discussion of the Einstein/Debye model of specific heat, and the Drude/Sommerfeld theories of electrons in solids, which can all be understood without reference to any underlying crystal structure. The failures of these theories force a more serious investigation of microscopics. Many of the key ideas about waves in solids are then introduced using one dimensional models in order to convey concepts without getting bogged down with details. Only then does the book turn to consider real materials. Chemical bonding is introduced and then atoms can be bonded together to crystal structures and reciprocal space results. Diffraction experiments, as the central application of these ideas, are discussed in great detail. From there, the connection is made to electron wave diffraction in solids and how it results in electronic band structure. The natural culmination of this thread is the triumph of semiconductor physics and devices. The final section of the book considers magnetism in order to discuss a range of deeper concepts. The failures of band theory due to electron interaction, spontaneous magnetic orders, and mean field theories are presented well. Finally, the book gives a brief exposition of the Hubbard model that undergraduates can understand. The book presents all of this material in a clear fashion, dense with explanatory or just plain entertaining footnotes. This may be the best introductory book for learning solid state physics. It is certainly the most fun to read.
About Steven H. Simon
Professor Steven Simon earned a BSc degree from Brown in PhysicsDetails Book
Author  :  Steven H. Simon 
Publisher  :  Oxford University Press 
Data Published  :  20 June 2013 
ISBN  :  0199680779 
EAN  :  9780199680771 
Format Book  :  PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT 
Number of Pages  :  304 pages 
Age +  :  15 years 
Language  :  English 
Rating  : 
Reviews The Oxford Solid State Basics

Margo Anderson Get eBook The Oxford Solid State Basics
Finally I get this ebook, thanks for all these I can get now!

Lisa Doran Best website free download ebook
I was suspicious at first when i got redirected to the membership site. Now I'm really excited i found this online library....many thanks Kisses

Markus Jensen How to download The Oxford Solid State Basics eBook?
I did not think that this would work, my best friend showed me this website, and it does! I get my most wanted eBook

Roddy Murray
My friends are so mad that they do not know how I have all the high quality ebook which they do not!

Lukasz Czaru
so many fake sites. this is the first one which worked! Many thanks


Andrew Smith
Just select your click then download link, and complete an offer to start downloading the ebook. If there is a survey it only takes 5 minutes, try any survey which works for you.

Kevin Mason
lol it did not even take me 5 minutes at all! XD

