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Introduction to the Physics of Electrons in Solids - Brian K. Tanner

Introduction to the Physics of Electrons in Solids

Hardcover Published: 30th March 1995
ISBN: 9780521239417
Number Of Pages: 268

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In this upper-level text, Professor Tanner introduces the reader to the behavior of electrons in solids, starting with the simplest possible model. Unlike other solid state physics texts, this book does not begin with complex crystallography, but instead builds up from the simplest possible model of a free electron in a box and introduces higher levels of complexity only when the simple model is inadequate. The approach is to introduce the subject through its historical development, and to show how quantum mechanics is necessary for an understanding of the properties of electrons in solids. The author also includes an examination of the consequences of collective behavior in the phenomena of magnetism and superconductivity. Examples and problems are included for practice.

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Preface
Acknowledgements
The classical free electron model
Quantum mechanical free electron model
Application of the Fermi gas model
Energy bands
Experimental evidence for band structure and effective mass
Electrical conduction in semiconductors and insulators
Semiconductor devices
Localized electrons
Magnetism
Superconductivity
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521239417
ISBN-10: 0521239419
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 30th March 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 15.75  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.58

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