## Principles of the Theory of SolidsProfessor Ziman's classic textbook on the theory of solids was first pulished in 1964. This paperback edition is a reprint of the second edition, which was substantially revised and enlarged in 1972. The value and popularity of this textbook is well attested by reviewers' opinions and by the existence of several foreign language editions, including German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Polish and Russian. The book gives a clear exposition of the elements of the physics of perfect crystalline solids. In discussing the principles, the author aims to give students an appreciation of the conditions which are necessary for the appearance of the various phenomena. A self-contained mathematical account is given of the simplest model that will demonstrate each principle. A grounding in quantum mechanics and knowledge of elementary facts about solids is assumed. This is therefore a textbook for advanced undergraduates and is also appropriate for graduate courses. |

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### Contents

I | 1 |

III | 6 |

IV | 9 |

V | 15 |

VI | 19 |

VII | 23 |

VIII | 27 |

X | 30 |

LXIV | 209 |

LXV | 211 |

LXVII | 215 |

LXVIII | 219 |

LXIX | 220 |

LXX | 221 |

LXXI | 228 |

LXXII | 229 |

XI | 37 |

XII | 43 |

XIII | 47 |

XIV | 51 |

XV | 55 |

XVI | 59 |

XVII | 62 |

XVIII | 66 |

XIX | 68 |

XX | 71 |

XXI | 77 |

XXIII | 79 |

XXIV | 83 |

XXV | 91 |

XXVI | 96 |

XXVII | 103 |

XXVIII | 106 |

XXIX | 108 |

XXX | 113 |

XXXI | 115 |

XXXII | 119 |

XXXIV | 124 |

XXXV | 129 |

XXXVI | 133 |

XXXVII | 136 |

XXXVIII | 139 |

XXXIX | 144 |

XL | 146 |

XLII | 149 |

XLIII | 151 |

XLIV | 155 |

XLV | 157 |

XLVI | 161 |

XLVII | 163 |

XLVIII | 166 |

XLIX | 168 |

L | 171 |

LII | 172 |

LIII | 175 |

LIV | 177 |

LV | 181 |

LVI | 182 |

LVII | 187 |

LVIII | 190 |

LIX | 196 |

LX | 199 |

LXI | 200 |

LXII | 203 |

LXIII | 205 |

LXXIII | 231 |

LXXIV | 235 |

LXXV | 239 |

LXXVI | 244 |

LXXVII | 246 |

LXXVIII | 250 |

LXXIX | 255 |

LXXXI | 260 |

LXXXII | 266 |

LXXXIII | 269 |

LXXXIV | 272 |

LXXXV | 278 |

LXXXVI | 282 |

LXXXVII | 287 |

LXXXVIII | 292 |

XC | 294 |

XCI | 301 |

XCII | 306 |

XCIII | 309 |

XCIV | 313 |

XCV | 318 |

XCVI | 324 |

XCVII | 326 |

XCVIII | 329 |

C | 331 |

CI | 334 |

CII | 336 |

CIII | 339 |

CIV | 341 |

CV | 348 |

CVI | 353 |

CVII | 356 |

CVIII | 362 |

CIX | 366 |

CX | 372 |

CXI | 379 |

CXIII | 382 |

CXIV | 386 |

CXV | 390 |

CXVI | 392 |

CXVII | 394 |

CXVIII | 396 |

CXIX | 399 |

CXX | 402 |

CXXI | 405 |

CXXII | 410 |

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absorption amplitude antiferromagnetic approximation argument assume atomic orbitals average band structure Bloch Brillouin zone calculate carriers centre charge coefficients complicated condition conduction band conduction electrons contribution corresponding crystal Debye defined density depends derived dielectric constant diffraction direction displacement distribution effect electric field electron gas elementary energy gap example excitation factor Fermi level Fermi surface ferromagnetic formula free electrons frequency function Hamiltonian holes impurity integral interaction ions k-space linear macroscopic magnetic field matrix element metal modes momentum normal operators optical oscillations parameter particles perturbation phase phenomena phonon polarization potential principle properties pseudo-potential quantized quantum reciprocal lattice vector region resonance result scattering Schrodinger equation semiconductor simple solid solution space specific heat spectrum sphere spin superconducting Suppose symmetry temperature tensor theorem theory thermal tion transition U-processes unit cell valence band velocity Wannier functions wave-function wave-vector Wigner-Seitz cell zero zone boundary zone scheme