Physical Properties of Crystals: Their Representation by Tensors and Matrices

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Oxford University Press, 1985 - Mathematics - 329 pages
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First published in 1957, this classic study has been reissued in a paperback version that includes an additional chapter bringing the material up to date. The author formulates the physical properties of crystals systematically in tensor notation, presenting tensor properties in terms of their common mathematical basis and the thermodynamic relations between them. The mathematical groundwork is laid in a discussion of tensors of the first and second ranks. Tensors of higher ranks and matrix methods are then introduced as natural developments of the theory. A similar pattern is followed in discussing thermodynamic and optical aspects.
  

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Contents

THE GROUNDWORK OF CRYSTAL PHYSICS
3
EQUILIBRIUM PROPERTIES
51
ELECTRIC POLARIZATION
68
THE STRESS TENSOR
82
VI THE STRAIN TENSOR AND THERMAL EXPANSION
93
PIEZOELECTRICITY THIRDRANK TENSORS
110
ELASTICITY FOUKTHRANK TENSORS
131
THE MATRIX METHOD
150
THERMOELECTRICITY
215
NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL DOUBLE REFRACTION
235
A Summary of vector notation and formulae
275
Summary of crystal properties
289
E Matrices for equilibrium properties in the 32 crystal classes
295
F Magnetic and electrical energy
302
BIBLIOGRAPHY
310
SOLUTIONS TO THE EXERCISES WITH NOTES
320

THERMODYNAMICS OF EQUILIBRIUM PROPERTIES
170
TRANSPORT PROPERTIES
193

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J. F. Nye is at University of Bristol.

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