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- ISBN: 9780748406289 | 074840628X
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 10/24/2002
Although the topic is a well established sub-set of solid state physics, Quantum Theory of Solids develops the concepts of quantum theory for the solid state in a single, one-stop reference. Readers with previous courses in quantum mechanics and solid state physics can develop further, learning the three most significant topics in solid state physics: semiconductors, magnetism, and superconductivity. The author explains quantum mechanics techniques, such as the variational method and perturbation theory, not usually found in introductory courses. Covering the necessary physics from a basic to advanced level, the text is suitable for a stand-alone final year course.