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The physics of solids

Author: J B Ketterson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This text offers a broad coverage of the physical properties of solids at fundamental level. The quantum-mechanical origins that lead to a wide range of observed properties are discussed. The book also includes a modern treatment of unusual physical states.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ketterson, J. B. (John Boyd).
Physics of solids.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015951923
(OCoLC)928778036
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J B Ketterson
ISBN: 9780191821523 0191821527 9780191060557 0191060550
OCLC Number: 967260197
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Preface; Contents; Part I Introductory Topics; 1 Elastic Behavior of Solids; 1.1 The stress tensor; 1.2 The strain tensor; 1.3 Hooke's law; 1.4 The energy density; 1.5 Elastic moduli of cubic and hexagonal systems; 1.6 Distortions of a cubic crystal; 1.7 Elastic waves; 1.8 Waves in a cubic crystal; 1.9 Isotropic media; 1.10 Viscosity in solids: internal friction; 1.11 Measuring elastic constants; Supplementary Reading; Problems; 2 Electric Behavior of Insulators; 2.1 The potential from a distribution of dipoles: the polarization; 2.2 The local electric field 2.3 The dielectric constant2.4 Orientational polarization; 2.5 Dielectric relaxation; Supplementary Reading; Problems; 3 Metals and the Drude-Lorentz Model; 3.1 Ohm's law; 3.2 The Hall effect; 3.3 Frequency-dependent conductivity; 3.4 Dielectric constant of a metal; 3.5 Dielectric constant of an insulator; 3.6 A metal in a constant magnetic field and an oscillatory electric field; 3.7 Thermal conductivity in a metal; 3.8 Thermoelectric effect; Supplementary Reading; Problems; 4 Elementary Theories of the Thermal Properties of Solids; 4.1 The equipartition law for free and bound particles 4.2 The lattice heat capacity at low temperatures: the Einstein model4.3 The Debye model; Problems; 5 Elementary Theories of Magnetism; 5.1 Langevin diamagnetism; 5.2 Langevin paramagnetism; 5.3 Quantum theory of magnetism; 5.4 Quantum theory of non-interacting spins; 5.5 Adiabatic demagnetization; 5.6 Chemical bonding, Hund's rules, and magnetic ions; 5.7 Magnetic moments of 4f and 3d ions; Further Reading; Problems; 6 The Non-interacting Fermi Gas; 6.1 The quantum mechanics of non-interacting electrons in a box; 6.2 The non-interacting Fermi gas at absolute zero; 6.3 Fermi-Dirac statistics 6.4 Evaluating integrals involving the Fermi distribution function6.5 The temperature dependence of the chemical potential; 6.6 Energy of an ideal Fermi gas as a function of temperature; 6.7 The paramagnetic susceptibility of a Fermi gas; 6.8 Qualitative discussion of the behavior of a Fermi gas; Problems; 7 Elementary Theories of Crystal Bonding; 7.1 Classification of bonds; 7.2 The van der Waals bond: rare gas solids; 7.3 The ionic bond: alkali halide solids; 7.4 The directed covalent bond: Pauling orbitals; 7.4.1 Diamond-like structures; 7.4.2 Graphite 7.5 The alkali metal bond: the Wigner-Seitz model7.6 Atomic radii; Additional Reading; Problems; Part II Crystal Structure and its Determination; 8 Lattices and Crystal Structures; 8.1 The space lattice; 8.2 The basis; 8.3 Point groups in two dimensions; 8.4 Bravais lattices in two dimensions; 8.5 Space groups in two dimensions; 8.6 Point groups in three dimensions; 8.7 Bravais lattices in three dimensions; 8.8 Crystal systems; 8.9 Space groups in three dimensions; 8.10 Common crystal structures; 8.11 Miller indices; 8.12 Wigner-Seitz polyhedra; 8.13 Coordination polyhedra
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