Quantum Theory of Solids by R. E. PeierlsQuantum Theory of Solids by R. E. Peierls

Quantum Theory of Solids

byR. E. Peierls

Paperback | October 15, 2000

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This book develops the subject from the basic principles of quantum mechanics. The emphasis is on a single statement of the ideas underlying the various approximations that have to be used and care is taken to separate sound arguments from conjecture. This book is written for the student oftheoretical physics who wants to work in the field of solids and for the experimenter with a knowledge of quantum theory who is not content to take other people's arguments for granted. The treatment covers the electron theory of metals as well as the dynamics of crystals, including the author'swork on the thermal conductivity of crystals which has been previously published in English.
Formerly Wykeham Professor of Physics, University of Oxford, and Professor of Physics, University of Birmingham; died 1995.
Title:Quantum Theory of SolidsFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019850781X

ISBN - 13:9780198507819

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Table of Contents

1. Crystal lattices. General theory2. . Crystal lattices. Applications3. Interaction of light with non-conducting crystals4. Electrons in a perfect lattice5. Cohesive forces in metals6. Transport phenomena7. Magnetic properties of metals8. Ferromagnetism9. Interaction of light with electrons in solids10. Semi-conductors and luminescence11. Superconductivity

Editorial Reviews

"This book, by one of the foremost authorities in the field, is an excellent and concise summary of many basic aspects of the theory of solids ... it provides numerous penetrating insights and an overall unification of the theory. An outstanding virtue throughout is that the author keeps thephysics of the situation always before the reader, despite the considerable complexity of the subject." The Sylvania Technologist