Theoretical Solid State Physics

Theoretical Solid State Physics

International Series in Natural Philosophy, Volume 1

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: Albert Haug
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151533

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Theoretical Solid State Physics, Volume 1 focuses on the study of solid state physics. The volume first takes a look at the basic concepts and structures of solid state physics, including potential energies of solids, concept and classification of solids, and crystal structure. The book then explains single-electron approximation wherein the methods for calculating energy bands; electron in the field of crystal atoms; laws of motion of the electrons in solids; and electron statistics are discussed. The text describes general forms of solutions and relationships, including collective electron interactions, Hartree-Fock and Heitler-London methods, and electron-electron scattering. The volume also reviews the magnetic properties of solids. Paramagnetism and diamagnetism of free electrons, solids, and atoms; behavior of electrons in a magnetic field; and basic concepts of magnetism are discussed. The book also considers the dielectric properties of solids and dynamics of crystal lattices. The volume is a dependable source of data for readers interested in solid state physics.

Table of Contents

  • Contents of Volume 1

    Contents of Volume 2


    I. Basic Concepts and Structure of Solid State Physics

    1. Concept and Classification of Solids

    2. Crystal Structure

    3. The Separation of Electron and Lattice Properties

    4. The Potential Energies in Solids

    II. The Electrons in the Crystal

    A. the single-electron approximation

    5. The Electron in the Crystal's Periodic Potential

    6. The Electron in the Field of the Crystal Atoms

    7. Brillouin Zones and Energy Bands

    8. The One-dimensional Crystal Model

    9. Methods for Calculating the Energy Bands

    10. Inferences from the Energy Band Spectrum

    11. Electron Statistics

    12. The Laws of Motion of the Electrons in Solids

    13. The Effective Mass Concept

    14. Holes

    15. Approximation Methods in the Presence of Extra Fields

    16. Interband Transitions in Strong Fields

    17. Radiative Transitions

    18. Emission Processes

    19. Contact Problems

    B. The Many-Electron Problem

    20. General Form of Solutions and Relationships

    21. The Hartree-Fock Method

    22. Excited States. Excitons

    23. The Heitler-London Method

    24. Collective Electron Interactions

    25. Electron-Electron Scattering

    26. Summary

    C. Crystal Binding

    27. The Binding Energy

    28. Metallic Binding

    29. Binding of Ionic Crystals

    31. Valence Binding

    32. The Work Function

    D. Magnetic Properties of Solids

    33. Basic Concepts of Magnetism

    34. Behaviour of Electrons in a Magnetic Field

    35. Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism of Atoms

    36. Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism of Free Electrons

    37. Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism of Solids

    38. Ferromagnetism

    39. Antiferromagnetism and Ferrimagnetism

    E. Dielectric Properties of Solids

    40. Permittivity

    41. The Classical Theory of Permittivity

    42. Quantum-mechanical Treatment of Permittivity

    43. Ferroelectricity

    III. The Crystal Lattice

    44. Statics of the Crystal Lattice

    45. Dynamics of the Crystal Lattice

    46. Lattice Vibrations

    47. Continuum Theory of the Crystal Lattice

    48. Specific Heat of Crystals

    49. Thermodynamics of the Crystal Lattice

    50. The Thermal Conductivity of the Crystal Lattice 451


    Al. Outline of Statistics

    A2. Mathematical Appendix


    Notations and Numerical Values


Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151533

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Albert Haug

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  • Manoj Wed Jul 28 2021

    Theoretical Solid State Physics

    I was introduced to the two volumes of this book while taking a course on Advanced Solid State Physics and took a liking to it immediately. Every topic is covered in detail in these books. If one wants to look up something, it is available here.