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Introduction to Solid State Physics

Introduction to Solid State Physics
Author: Charles Kittel
ISBN 13: 9780471415268
ISBN 10: 47141526
Edition: 8
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2004-11-11
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 704
List Price: $63.45

Since the publication of the first edition over 50 years ago, Introduction to Solid State Physics has been the standard solid state physics text for physics students. The author's goal from the beginning has been to write a book that is accessible to undergraduates and consistently teachable. The emphasis in the book has always been on physics rather than formal mathematics. With each new edition, the author has attempted to add important new developments in the field without sacrificing the book's accessibility and teachability.

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An introductory text on solid state physics for seniors and beginning graduate students in physical science and engineering, covering topics which include crystal structure and binding, phonons, fermi surfaces and metals, superconductivity, magnetic resonance, and surface and interface physics. Appendices explain numerous calculations and equations. This seventh edition contains treatment of fiber optics and new magnetic materials, and displays the results of scanning tunneling microscopy. Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)