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Optical Properties of Solids (Oxford Master Series in Physics)

Optical Properties of Solids (Oxford Master Series in Physics)
Author: Mark Fox
ISBN 13: 9780198506126
ISBN 10: 198506120
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002-01-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 318
List Price: $80.00

Fox (physics and astronomy, U. of Sheffield, UK) presents on introductory textbook on the optical properties of solids written for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate physics students. As is to be expected, the core of the book is built around topics such as interband transitions, excitons, free electron reflectivity, and phonon polaritons, however the term "optical" is considered in a wider sense than meaning referring to the visibly spectral region, allowing the author to include discussions of infrared phenomena such as those due to phonons and free carriers, and also the properties of insulators and metals in the ultraviolet. Similarly the definition of "solid" has been widened to include materials such as polymers and glasses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)