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Author Lou, Liang-fu.

Title Introduction to phonons and electrons / Liang-fu Lou
Published Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Crystal structure. Introduction and Summary. problems -- 2. Reciprocal lattice and X-ray diffraction. Introduction and summary. Reciprocal lattice. X-ray diffraction. Problems -- 3. Lattice vibrations and phonons. Introduction and summary. Lattice vibration. Phonons. Problems -- 4. Thermal properties of insulators. Introduction and summary. Phonon statistics. Lattice thermal properties. Problems -- 5. Free electron Fermi gas. Introduction and summary. Free electron approximation at T = 0 K. Free electrons at finite temperatures. Problems -- 6. Electron energy bands. Introduction and summary. Bloch wave function of the conduction electron. Electrons in the weak periodic potential. An example application of the energy band concept. Problems
Summary This book focuses on phonons and electrons, which the student needs to learn first in solid state physics. The required quantum theory and statistical physics are derived from scratch. Systematic in structure and tutorial in style, the treatment is filled with detailed mathematical steps and physical interpretations. This approach ensures a self-sufficient content for easier teaching and learning. The objective is to introduce the concepts of phonons and electrons in a more rigorous and yet clearer way, so that the student does not need to relearn them in more advanced courses. Examples are the transition from lattice vibrations to phonons and from free electrons to energy bands. The book can be used as the beginning module of a one-year introductory course on solid state physics, and the instructor will have a chance to choose additional topics. Alternatively, it can be taught as a stand-alone text for building the most-needed foundation in just one semester
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Electrons.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281935549
9789812795113 (electronic bk.)
9812795111 (electronic bk.)