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Superconductivity Of Metals And Alloys (Advanced Books Classics) Paperback – March 31, 1999

ISBN-13: 000-0738201014 ISBN-10: 0738201014

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  • Series: Advanced Books Classics
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Westview Press (March 31, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738201014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738201016
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

About the Author

P. G. De Gennes is Professor of Physics at the Collége de France. He is also the director of the Ecole de Physique et Chimie in Paris. He studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and has served as a research engineer at the Atomic Energy Saclay and as a post-doctoral visitor at the University of California, Berkeley. De Gennes has also been a Professor of Physics at the University of Orsay and is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, the Dutch Academy of Science. He is the author of three books. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1991.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Alan Drew on November 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
Possibly the best superconductivity book I have ever read. He covers GL equations excellently - he builds them up from Landau theory of phase transitions, by constructing them using the Helmholtz free energy. As far as the microscopic theory goes, BCS is brought from the very beginnings, in a methodical, logical mannar. The book is, however, a little mathematical for most people's tastes. A fair knowledge of quantum mechanics is needed before this book should be read (for example: Dirac notation, matix algebra to mention a few).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By fluxon on September 30, 2004
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It is not possibly the best superconductivity book I have ever read, it is certainly an everlasting standard for a texbook in physics. The generations of superconductivity researchers, including myself, have grown up as scientists upon reading this book. Even now, in the era of high temperature superconductivity, someone new in the field should read this book first.
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An excellent book when it was written in 1966, but by now almost 50 years later very much out of date.
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1 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dr Boom on March 27, 2008
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When I saw this book, I thought I had found a book that would explain Superconductivity in a manor that I could experiment with in my spare time. Obviously this book is written for those who have a good background in Theory and college level math; not the weekend garage inventor. With so many formulas to swim through I was lost in references that I had never heard of, not to mention could even put to use with my limited knowledge of the subject. For those out there wanting something simpler, look for a book with more illustrated pictures of the formulas in action and not entire pages of numbers, sub-typed Greek letters and squiggly line graphs.
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0 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1999
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I am interested in superconductivity and diffusion of superconductivity. I am studying superconductuvitiy and elektrodiffusion.
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