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Quantum Theory of Solids - Charles Kittel

Quantum Theory of Solids

Paperback Published: 2nd April 1987
ISBN: 9780471624127
Number Of Pages: 528

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Quantum Theory of Solids is a modern presentation of theoretical solid state physics it builds directly on the same author's Introduction to Solid State Physics and is planned as a one year graduate course for experimental and theoretical physicists it is well--suited for self study because the text contains 110 problems. The first part of the book treats phonon, electron, and magnon fields, culminating in the BCS theory of superconductivity. The second part considers Fermi surfaces and electron wave functions, and develops the group theoretical description of Brillouin zones. The third part applies correlation functions to time--dependent effects in solids, with an introduction to Green's functions.

Mathematical Introduction.

Acoustic Phonons.

Plasmons, Optical Phonons, and Polarization Waves.


Fermion Fields and the Hartree-Forck Approximation.

Many-Body Techniques and the Electron Gas.

Polarons and the Electron-Phonon Interaction.


Bloch Funcations--General Properties.

Brillouin Zones and Crystal Symmetry.

Dynamics of Electronics in a Magnetic Field: de Hass-van AlphenEffect and Cyclotron Resonance.


Calculation of Energy Bands and Fermi Surfaces.

Semiconductor Crystals: I. Energy Bands, Cyclotron Resonance andImpurity States.

Semiconductor Crystals: II.

Optical Absorption and Excitons.

Electrodynamics of Metals.

Acoustic Attenuation in Metals.

Theory of Alloys.

Correlation Functions and Neutron Diffraction by Crystals.

Recoilless Emission.

Green's Functions--Application to Solid State Physics.


ISBN: 9780471624127
ISBN-10: 0471624128
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 2nd April 1987
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.35  x 2.38
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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