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The Oxford Solid State Basics386
This is a first undergraduate textbook in Solid State Physics or Condensed Matter Physics. While most textbooks on the subject are extremely dry, this book is written to be much more exciting, inspiring, and entertaining.
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The study of solids is one of the richest, most exciting, and most successful branches of physics. While the subject of solid state physics is often viewed as dry and tedious this new book presents the topic instead as an exciting exposition of fu...
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Derek Lee, Imperial College London The style of the book is very accessible for undergraduates. The topics are well motivated and the explanations are clear, helped by a generous set of figures for illustration. This textbook may well establish itself as an alternative to the available classics.
Joel E. Moore, University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The author, Steven Simon, is well known as an insightful scientist and an engaging and witty speaker, and it is a pleasure to see how well his talents translate to the printed page. He has re-examined with a modern eye the question of which topics should be covered in a student's first exposure to the physics of solids. My impression is that his presentation of those topics will be accessible for the student, illuminating for the expert, and entertaining for
Gavin Mountjoy, University of Kent This textbook provides a clear and compact coverage of essential topics in introductory solid state physics. It also goes beyond the usual introductory level by providing more detailed mathematical treatment, but more importantly by providing a commentary to explain the physical significance of mathematical treatments.
<br>Steven H. Simon, Professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford. <br>Professor Steven Simon earned a BSc degree from Brown in Physics & Mathematics in 1989 and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Harvard in 1995. Following a two-year post-doc at MIT, he joined Bell Labs, where he was a director of research for nine years. He is currently Professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford. <br>His research is in the area of condensed matter physics and communication, including subjects ranging from microwave propagation to high temperature superconductivity. He is interested in quantum effects and how they are manifested in phases of matter. He has recently been studying phases of matter known as "topological phases" that are invariant under smooth deformations of space-time. He is also interested in whether such phases of matter can be used for quantum information processing and quantum computation.<br>
1. About Condensed Matter Physics ; PART I: SOLIDS WITHOUT CONSIDERING MICROSCOPIC STRUCTURE: THE EARLY DAYS OF SOLID STATE ; 2. Specific Heat of Solids: Boltzmann, Einstein, and Debye ; 3. Electrons in Metals: Drude Theory ; 4. More Electrons in Metals: Sommerfeld (Free Electron) Theory ; PART II: STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS ; 5. The Periodic Table ; 6. What Holds Solids Together: Chemical Bonding ; 7. Types of Matter ; PART III: TOY MODELS OF SOLIDS IN ONE DIMENSION ; 8. One Dimensional Model of Compressibility, Sound, and Thermal Expansion ; 9. Vibrations of a One Dimensional Monatomic Chain ; 10. Vibrations of a One Dimensional Diatomic Chain ; 11. Tight Binding Chain (Interlude and Preview) ; PART IV: GEOMETRY OF SOLIDS ; 12. Crystal Structure ; 13. Reciprocal Lattice, Brillouin Zone, Waves in Crystals ; PART V: NEUTRON AND X-RAY DIFFRACTION ; 14. Wave Scattering by Crystals ; PART VI: ELECTRONS IN SOLIDS ; 15. Electrons in a Periodic Potential ; 16. Insulator, Semiconductor, or Metal ; 17. Semiconductor Physics ; 18. Semiconductor Devices ; PART VII: MAGNETISM AND MEAN FIELD THEORIES ; 19. Atomic Magnetism: Para- and Dia-Magnetism ; 20. Magnetic Order ; 21. Domains and Hysteresis ; 22. Mean Field Theory ; 23. Magnetism from Interactions: The Hubbard Model ; Appendix A: Sample Exam and Solutions ; Appendix B: List of Other Good Books