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Condensed Matter Physics

Condensed Matter Physics
Author: Michael P. Marder
ISBN 13: 9780470617984
ISBN 10: 470617985
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2015-01-07
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 984
List Price: $140.00

Now updated—the leading single-volume introduction to solid state and soft condensed matter physics

This Second Edition of the unified treatment of condensed matter physics keeps the best of the first, providing a basic foundation in the subject while addressing many recent discoveries. Comprehensive and authoritative, it consolidates the critical advances of the past fifty years, bringing together an exciting collection of new and classic topics, dozens of new figures, and new experimental data.

This updated edition offers a thorough treatment of such basic topics as band theory, transport theory, and semiconductor physics, as well as more modern areas such as quasicrystals, dynamics of phase separation, granular materials, quantum dots, Berry phases, the quantum Hall effect, and Luttinger liquids. In addition to careful study of electron dynamics, electronics, and superconductivity, there is much material drawn from soft matter physics, including liquid crystals, polymers, and fluid dynamics.

  • Provides frequent comparison of theory and experiment, both when they agree and when problems are still unsolved
  • Incorporates many new images from experiments
  • Provides end-of-chapter problems including computational exercises
  • Includes more than fifty data tables and a detailed forty-page index
  • Offers a solutions manual for instructors

Featuring 370 figures and more than 1,000 recent and historically significant references, this volume serves as a valuable resource for graduate and undergraduate students in physics, physics professionals, engineers, applied mathematicians, materials scientists, and researchers in other fields who want to learn about the quantum and atomic underpinnings of materials science from a modern point of view.

European Journal of Physics

I can thoroughly recommend it to students, graduates and teachers. I would even say that everyone who is interested more deeply in the exciting world of matter should have this book on their library shelf.