Preface. 1. Quasi-particles in an ideal crystal. 2. Scattering. 3. Electron-phonon interaction. 4. Scattering by long-wavelength phonons in a simple band. 5. Scattering by phonons in an anisotropic electron band. 6. Electron-electron scattering and the electron temperature. 7. Relaxation characteristics of kinetic effects. 8. Two-phonon processes. 9. Scattering by impurities. 10. Scattering by dislocations. 11. Scattering by a crystal surface. 12. Scattering in a degenerate band and in a multiband model. 13. Spin-flip induced by spin-orbit interaction. 14. The effect of a magnetic field on scattering. 15. Exchange and spin interaction. Appendix. References. Author index. Subject index. Materials index. Cumulative index.