## Introduction to Solid State PhysicsNew edition of the most widely-used textbook on solid state physics in the world. Describes how the excitations and imperfections of actual solids can be understood with simple models that have firmly established scope and power. The foundation of this book is based on experiment, application and theory. Several significant advances in the field have been added including high temperature superconductors, quasicrystals, nanostructures, superlattices, Bloch/Wannier levels, Zener tunneling, light-emitting diodes and new magnetic materials. |

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Consider a shear wave that propagates in the xy plane with particle

w in the z direction - w = wo exp [i(K,x + Kuy - ot)], (64) whence (32c) gives o°p =

C14(K: + K:) = C, K* , (65) independent of propagation direction in the plane.

Consider a shear wave that propagates in the xy plane with particle

**displacement**w in the z direction - w = wo exp [i(K,x + Kuy - ot)], (64) whence (32c) gives o°p =

C14(K: + K:) = C, K* , (65) independent of propagation direction in the plane.

Page 99

When a wave propagates along one of these directions, entire planes of atoms

move in phase with

direction of the wavevector. We can describe with a single coordinate u, the

When a wave propagates along one of these directions, entire planes of atoms

move in phase with

**displacements**either parallel or perpendicular to thedirection of the wavevector. We can describe with a single coordinate u, the

**displacement**...Page 158

If the field is applied at time t = 0 to an electron gas that fills the Fermi sphere

centered at the origin of k space, then at a later time t the sphere will be

to a new center at 8k = —eEt/fz . (41) Notice that the Fermi sphere is

a ...

If the field is applied at time t = 0 to an electron gas that fills the Fermi sphere

centered at the origin of k space, then at a later time t the sphere will be

**displaced**to a new center at 8k = —eEt/fz . (41) Notice that the Fermi sphere is

**displaced**asa ...

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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