## Solid State PhysicsThis book provides an introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science. |

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The length I measures the average distance an electron travels between

collisions. In

of energy: $mv02 = %kBT. Using the known electronic mass, we find a v0 of order

107 ...

The length I measures the average distance an electron travels between

collisions. In

**Drude's**time it was natural to estimate v0 from classical equipartitionof energy: $mv02 = %kBT. Using the known electronic mass, we find a v0 of order

107 ...

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In

that the electronic velocity distribution, like that of an ordinary classical gas of

density n = N/V, was given in equilibrium at temperature T by the Maxwell-

Boltzmann ...

In

**Drude's**time, and for many years thereafter, it seemed reasonable to assumethat the electronic velocity distribution, like that of an ordinary classical gas of

density n = N/V, was given in equilibrium at temperature T by the Maxwell-

Boltzmann ...

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(2.92) The correct specific heat (2.81) is smaller than the classical guess of

by a factor of order kBT/&F; the correct estimate of v2 is not the classical thermal

mean square velocity of order kBT/m, but vF2 = 2&F/m, which is larger than the ...

(2.92) The correct specific heat (2.81) is smaller than the classical guess of

**Drude**by a factor of order kBT/&F; the correct estimate of v2 is not the classical thermal

mean square velocity of order kBT/m, but vF2 = 2&F/m, which is larger than the ...

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### Contents

The Drude Theory of Metals | 1 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

The facecentered cubic elements | 72 |

Copyright | |

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Solid State Physics: Advances in Research and Applications, Volume 42 Henry Ehrenreich Limited preview - 1989 |

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