Introduction to Solid State PhysicsNew edition of the most widelyused 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, lightemitting diodes and new magnetic materials. 
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User Review  Stuart Woolf  GoodreadsAdmittedly, this text can be a little sparse, but I was captivated by the subject matter and referenced it in subsequent school work / out of personal interest. Some people prefer Ashcroft & Mermin, which apparently includes more in the way of detailed explanations / derivations. Read full review
Review: Introduction to Solid State Physics
User Review  Colin Lamont  GoodreadsThere's a lot of material here, but very little that is presented well. The proofs are skeletons of arguments, presumably to let the reader learn by struggling to fill in the gaps. The fundamental ... Read full review
Contents
PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS  3 
INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES  12 
NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES  21 
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