## 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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It follows that the

of Cubic Crystals The number of independent

reduced ...

It follows that the

**elastic**stiffness constants are symmetrical: Thus the thirty-six**elastic**stiffness constants are reduced to twenty-one.**Elastic**Stiffness Constantsof Cubic Crystals The number of independent

**elastic**stiffness constants isreduced ...

Page 99

We want to find the frequency of an

describes the wave and in terms of the

solution is simplest in the [100], [110], and [111] propagation directions in cubic

crystals ...

We want to find the frequency of an

**elastic**wave in terms of the wavevector thatdescribes the wave and in terms of the

**elastic**constants. The mathematicalsolution is simplest in the [100], [110], and [111] propagation directions in cubic

crystals ...

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, 382 Electric quadruple moment, 503 Electrical conductivity, 156, 651 table, 160

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**Elastic**compliance, 83**Elastic**limit,**Elastic**stiffness, 83, 91**Elastic**strain, 80**Elastic**waves, 87**Elastic**wave quantization, Electric field, local, 386 macroscopic, 382 Electric quadruple moment, 503 Electrical conductivity, 156, 651 table, 160

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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