## Solid state physics |

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If the electrons in a region about r have the equilibrium distribution appropriate to

a local temperature1 T(r), then

function. Assumption 1 asserts that

If the electrons in a region about r have the equilibrium distribution appropriate to

a local temperature1 T(r), then

**collisions**will not alter the form of the distributionfunction. Assumption 1 asserts that

**collisions**are completely effective in ...Page 323

If, however,

second mechanism becomes available for the degradation of a thermal current

that has no electrical analogue:

well as ...

If, however,

**collisions**do not conserve the energy 8 of each electron, then asecond mechanism becomes available for the degradation of a thermal current

that has no electrical analogue:

**Collisions**can alter the electron's energy S aswell as ...

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Like the molecules of a gas, phonons can exchange energy and (crystal)

momentum in

another. Unlike the molecules in a gas, however, the number of phonons need

not be ...

Like the molecules of a gas, phonons can exchange energy and (crystal)

momentum in

**collisions**, and can transport thermal energy from one region toanother. Unlike the molecules in a gas, however, the number of phonons need

not be ...

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### Contents

The Dmle Theory of Metals | 1 |

The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals | 29 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

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

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