This book contains advanced subjects in solid state physics with emphasis on the theoretical exposition of various physical phenomena in solids using quantum theory, hence entitled “A modern course in the quantum theory of solids”.

Author: Fuxiang Han

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814417143

Category: Science

Page: 701

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This book contains advanced subjects in solid state physics with emphasis on the theoretical exposition of various physical phenomena in solids using quantum theory, hence entitled “A modern course in the quantum theory of solids”. The use of the adjective “modern” in the title is to reflect the fact that some of the new developments in condensed matter physics have been included in the book. The new developments contained in the book are mainly in experimental methods (inelastic neutron scattering and photoemission spectroscopy), in magnetic properties of solids (the itinerant magnetism, the superexchange, the Hubbard model, and giant and colossal magnetoresistance), and in optical properties of solids (Raman scattering). Besides the new developments, the Green's function method used in many-body physics and the strong-coupling theory of superconductivity are also expounded in great details.

It is well suited for self study because the text contains 110 problems" -- Back cover.

Author: Charles Kittel

Publisher:

ISBN: 8126554991

Category: Quantum theory

Page: 425

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"The object of this textbook is to present the central principles of the quantum theory of solids to theoretical physicists generally and to those experimental solid state physicists who have had a one year course in quantum mechanics ... This book contains problems and is a textbook; it is not a history of the development of the subject."--Preface.

The following superconducting properties are covered and microscopically explained in this book: zero resistance Meissner effect flux quantization Josephson effect excitation energy gap Shigeji Fujita and Kei Ito are authors of Quantum ...

Author: Shigeji Fujita

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387882111

Category: Science

Page: 298

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Major superconducting properties including zero resistance, Meissner effect, sharp phase change, flux quantization, excitation energy gap, Josephson effects are covered and microscopically explained, using quantum statistical mechanical calculations. First treated are the 2D superconductivity and then the quantum Hall effects. Included are exercise-type problems for each section. Readers can grasp the concepts covered in the book by following the worked-through problems. Bibliographies are included in each chapter and a glossary and list of symbols are given in the beginning of the book. The book is based on the materials taught by S. Fujita for several courses in Quantum Theory of Solids, Advanced Topics in Modern Physics, and Quantum Statistical Mechanics.

This book presents Quantum Mechanics as a theory underlying the world around us, from atoms and molecules to materials, lasers, and other applications.

Author: Stefanos Trachanas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527412471

Category: Science

Page: 568

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This modern textbook offers an introduction to Quantum Mechanics as a theory that underlies the world around us, from atoms and molecules to materials, lasers, and other applications. The main features of the book are: Emphasis on the key principles with minimal mathematical formalism Demystifying discussions of the basic features of quantum systems, using dimensional analysis and order-of-magnitude estimates to develop intuition Comprehensive overview of the key concepts of quantum chemistry and the electronic structure of solids Extensive discussion of the basic processes and applications of light-matter interactions Online supplement with advanced theory, multiple-choice quizzes, etc.

"Modern Physics" will prove to be an excellent course text for undergraduates and a handy reference for teachers, academics and researchers.

Author: S. L. Kakani

Publisher: Anshan Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106019399911

Category: Science

Page: 1183

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This title can be used as a textbook for university level courses around the world. It gives a detailed and systematic presentation of wide ranging topics of interest in modern physics - molecular spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, solid state physics, lasers, holography, optical fibers, semi-conductors, super conductivity, etc. Each chapter contains important mathematical steps required to grasp a thorough understanding of each topic, and case studies of recent advances in each field are included to give the reader new world applications to the theory. Pedagogical features to enhance easy learning include work-through problems, objective questions and short question and answer exercises. "Modern Physics" will prove to be an excellent course text for undergraduates and a handy reference for teachers, academics and researchers.

This book provides the basis for a two-semester graduate course on solid-state physics.

Author: John J. Quinn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319739991

Category: Science

Page: 594

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This book provides the basis for a two-semester graduate course on solid-state physics. The first half presents all the knowledge necessary for a one-semester survey of solid-state physics, but in greater depth than most introductory solid state physics courses. The second half includes most of the important research over the past half-century, covering both the fundamental principles and most recent advances. This new edition includes the latest developments in the treatment of strongly interacting two-dimensional electrons and discusses the generalization from small to larger systems. The book provides explanations in a class-tested tutorial style, and each chapter includes problems reviewing key concepts and calculations. The updated exercises and solutions enable students to become familiar with contemporary research activities, such as the electronic properties of massless fermions in graphene and topological insulators.

This is a textbook for a modern course on quantum physics, written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Author: Michel Le Bellac

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139450799

Category: Science

Page:

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Quantum physics allows us to understand the nature of the physical phenomena which govern the behavior of solids, semi-conductors, lasers, atoms, nuclei, subnuclear particles and light. In Quantum Physics, Le Bellac provides a thoroughly modern approach to this fundamental theory. Throughout the book, Le Bellac teaches the fundamentals of quantum physics using an original approach which relies primarily on an algebraic treatment and on the systematic use of symmetry principles. In addition to the standard topics such as one-dimensional potentials, angular momentum and scattering theory, the reader is introduced to more recent developments at an early stage. These include a detailed account of entangled states and their applications, the optical Bloch equations, the theory of laser cooling and of magneto-optical traps, vacuum Rabi oscillations and an introduction to open quantum systems. This is a textbook for a modern course on quantum physics, written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

The application of quantum theory to solids has revolutionised our understanding
of materials and their applications . This understanding continues to drive the
development of the functional materials which form the basis of modern
technology . This book ... My motivation for the book was based primarily on there
being no one text that I found suitable for the lecture courses I was presenting .
The lecture ...

Author: Eoin O'Reilly

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 074840628X

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Quantum Theory of Solids presents a concisely-structured tour of the theory relating to chemical bonding and its application to the three most significant topics in solid state physics: semiconductors, magnetism, and superconductivity--topics that have seen major advances in recent years. This is a unique treatment that develops the concepts of quantum theory for the solid state from the basics through to an advanced level, encompassing additional quantum mechanics techniques, such as the variational method and perturbation theory. Written at the senior undergraduate/masters level, it provides an exceptional grounding in the subject.

The text progresses naturally from a thorough introduction to wave mechanics through applications of quantum mechanics to solid-state, nuclear, and particle physics, thereby including most of the topics normally presented in a Modern ...

Author: John S. Townsend

Publisher: Univ Science Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822037438967

Category: Science

Page: 411

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This brilliantly innovative textbook is intended as a first introduction to quantum mechanics and its applications. Townsend's new text shuns the historical ordering that characterizes so-called Modern Physics textbooks and applies a truly modern approach to this subject, starting instead with contemporary single-photon and single-atom interference experiments. The text progresses naturally from a thorough introduction to wave mechanics through applications of quantum mechanics to solid-state, nuclear, and particle physics, thereby including most of the topics normally presented in a Modern Physics course. Examples of topics include blackbody radiation, Bose-Einstein condensation, the band-structure of solids and the silicon revolution, the curve of binding energy and nuclear fission and fusion, and the Standard Model of particle physics. Students can see in quantum mechanics a common thread that ties these topics into a coherent picture of how the world works, a picture that gives students confidence that quantum mechanics really works, too. The book also includes a chapter-length appendix on special relativity for the benefit of students who have not had a previous exposure to this subject.

Some acquaintance with the quantum theory will be necessary : a certain
understanding of the matrix formalism and transformation theory as ... much
further explanation but not techniques of modern field theory ; these will be , if
necessary , derived from scratch . What preparation in the solid - state area is
necessary is determined by the intent of this course , which is not to survey the
phenomenology of ...

Author: Philip W. Anderson

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810232314

Category: Science

Page: 188

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These lecture notes constitute a course on a number of central concepts of solid state physics ? classification of solids, band theory, the developments in one-electron band theory in the presence of perturbation, effective Hamiltonian theory, elementary excitations and the various types of collective elementary excitation (excitons, spin waves and phonons), the Fermi liquid, ferromagnetic spin waves, antiferromagnetic spin waves and the theory of broken symmetry.The book can be used in conjunction with a survey course in solid state physics, or as the basis of a first graduate-level course. It can be read by anyone who has had basic grounding in quantum mechanics.

The text provides ample material for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. The book also serves as a valuable reference for researchers in the field of condensed matter physics.

Author: Jenö Sólyom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540726005

Category: Science

Page: 697

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This book is the first of a three-volume series written by the same author. It aims to deliver a comprehensive and self-contained account of the fundamentals of the physics of solids. In the presentation of the properties and experimentally observed phenomena together with the basic concepts and theoretical methods, it goes far beyond most classic texts. The essential features of various experimental techniques are also explained. The text provides material for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. It will also be a valuable reference for researchers in the field of condensed matter physics.

Problems and solutions are integrated throughout the text. This two-volume set, naturally divided into two semester parts, contains a full modern graduate course in quantum physics.

Author: Vladimir Zelevinsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527409792

Category: Science

Page: 664

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This two-volume set can be naturally divided into two semester courses, and contains a full modern graduate course in quantum physics. The idea is to teach graduate students how to practically use quantum physics and theory, presenting the fundamental knowledge, and gradually moving on to applications, including atomic, nuclear and solid state physics, as well as modern subfields, such as quantum chaos and quantum entanglement. The book starts with basic quantum problems, which do not require full quantum formalism but allow the student to gain the necessary experience and elements of quantum thinking. Only then does the fundamental Schrodinger equation appear. The author has included topics that are not usually covered in standard textbooks and has written the book in such a way that every topic contains varying layers of difficulty, so that the instructor can decide where to stop. Although supplementary sources are not required, "Further reading" is given for each chapter, including references to scientific journals and publications, and a glossary is also provided. Problems and solutions are integrated throughout the text.

This work is conceived as a textbook for a two-semester course for physics major
students. ... In Chapters 1–6, we cover the special theory of relativity and the
basics of quantum mechanics, the basis for any course in modern physics. ... with
special emphasis on crystal structure, crystal binding, lattice vibrations, free
electron model in metals, band theory of solids, semiconductors and
superconductivity.

Author: G. ARULDHAS

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120325975

Category: Science

Page: 456

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This comprehensive and well-written book provides a thorough understanding of the principles of modern physics, their relations, and their applications. Most of the developments in physics that took place during the twentieth century are called "modern"-something to be treated differently from the "classical" physics. This book offers a detailed presentation of a wide range of interesting topics, starting from the special theory of relativity, basics of quantum mechanics, atomic physics, spectroscopic studies of molecular structures, solid state physics, and proceeding all the way to exciting areas such as lasers, fibre optics and holography. An in-depth treatment of the different aspects of nuclear physics focuses on nuclear properties, nuclear models, fission, fusion, particle accelerators and detectors. The book concludes with a chapter on elementary interactions, symmetries, conservation laws, the quark model and the grand unified theory. Clear and readable, this book is eminently suitable as a text for B.Sc. (physics) course.

However, the opportunity has been taken in this edition to extend the concept of energy bands to a consideration of E--k curves, and certain new material has been added, notably relating to superconductivity and optoelectronic devices, ...

Author: Michael N. Rudden

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39076001748164

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Elements of Solid State Physics Second Edition M. N. Rudden and J. Wilson University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK This textbook provides a basic introduction to the principles of solid state physics and semiconductor devices and will prove essential for first and second year students of physics, materials science and electrical/electronic engineering courses. It assumes no prior knowledge of quantum or statistical mechanics and relies on simple models to illustrate the physical principles. However, the opportunity has been taken in this edition to extend the concept of energy bands to a consideration of E--k curves, and certain new material has been added, notably relating to superconductivity and optoelectronic devices, including lasers, following significant developments in these areas. Elements of Solid State Physics, Second Edition, presents the student with an essentially non-mathematical approach to the subject. Arranged in a logical sequence with many clear illustrations, each chapter has a number of worked examples and discussion points, as well as questions and answers. Readers of this fully revised and updated edition will receive a thorough grounding in the principles of solid state physics and should have sufficient knowledge about modern electronic devices to proceed to more advanced texts in this area. Main Contents: Some Aspects of Modern Physics; Structure of Crystalline Solids; Theories of Conduction and Magnetism; Energy Bands in Solids; Quantum Theory of Conduction; Semiconductor Devices.

This graduate-level text explains the modern in-depth approaches to the calculation of electronic structure and the properties of molecules. Largely self-contained, it features more than 150 exercises. 1989 edition.

Author: Attila Szabo

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486134598

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This graduate-level text explains the modern in-depth approaches to the calculation of electronic structure and the properties of molecules. Largely self-contained, it features more than 150 exercises. 1989 edition.

Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, and more. Many problems. Bibliography.

Author: Frederick W. Byron

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048667164X

Category: Science

Page: 661

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Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, and more. Many problems. Bibliography.

Geared toward postgraduate students, theoretical physicists, and researchers, this advanced text explores the role of modern group-theoretical methods in quantum theory.

Author: M. I. Petrashen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486172729

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Geared toward postgraduate students, theoretical physicists, and researchers, this advanced text explores the role of modern group-theoretical methods in quantum theory. The authors based their text on a physics course they taught at a prominent Soviet university. Readers will find it a lucid guide to group theory and matrix representations that develops concepts to the level required for applications. The text's main focus rests upon point and space groups, with applications to electronic and vibrational states. Additional topics include continuous rotation groups, permutation groups, and Lorentz groups. A number of problems involve studies of the symmetry properties of the Schroedinger wave function, as well as the explanation of "additional" degeneracy in the Coulomb field and certain subjects in solid-state physics. The text concludes with an instructive account of problems related to the conditions for relativistic invariance in quantum theory.