- Series: Wiley-Interscience
- Hardcover: 928 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition (January 27, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471177792
- ISBN-13: 978-0471177791
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.6 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,909,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Condensed Matter Physics (Wiley-Interscience) 1st Edition
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"In summary, the main strength of the book is that it conveys the enormous breadth of modern condensed matter physics and gives a basic, often conceptual account of these diverse topics." (Physics Today, June 2001)
"...there is clearly much here that lecturers and readers at the graduate level will find valuable." (Contemporary Physics, Vol 41/5, 2000)
"I can thoroughly recommend it to students, graduates and teachers. I would even say that everyone who is interested more deeply in the exciting world of matter should have this book on their library shelf." (European Journal of Physics, Vol 21, 2000)
"...responds to the need in both the academic and research communities for a modern introductory treatment of this essential subject." (Zeitschrift Fur Kristollographie, Vol. 218, No. 7, 2003)
From the Back Cover
A modern, unified treatment of condensed matter physics
This new work presents for the first time in decades a sweeping review of the whole field of condensed matter physics. It consolidates new and classic topics from disparate sources, teaching "not only about the effective masses of electrons in semiconductor crystals and band theory, but also about quasicrystals, dynamics of phase separation, why rubber is more floppy than steel, electron interference in nanometer-sized channels, and the quantum Hall effect."
Six major subjects are covered-atomic structure, electronic structure, mechanical properties, electron transport, optical properties, and magnetism. But rather than defining the field in terms of particular materials, the author focuses on the way condensed matter physicists approach physical problems, combining phenomenology and microscopic arguments with information from experiments. For graduate students and professionals, researchers and engineers, applied mathematicians and materials scientists, Condensed Matter Physics provides:
* An exciting collection of new topics from the past two decades
* A thorough treatment of classic topics, including band theory, transport theory, and semiconductor physics
* Over 300 figures, incorporating many images from experiments
* Frequent comparison of theory and experiment, both when they agree and when problems are still unsolved
* More than 50 data tables and a detailed index
* Ample end-of-chapter problems, including computational exercises
* Over 1,000 references, both recent and historically significant
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Top customer reviews
I bought the book when it sold for 55$ but I think the current 95$ is overpriced. For 20$ more a beginner should buy the Ashcroft-Mermin.