## Solid State PhysicsThis book provides an introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science. |

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One therefore refers to such a

however, such a designation is little more than a reminder that although the

analysis is formally identical to nearly free electron theory, it can be placed on a

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One therefore refers to such a

**calculation**as an OPW**calculation**. In this context,however, such a designation is little more than a reminder that although the

analysis is formally identical to nearly free electron theory, it can be placed on a

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In spite of this,

difficulty. However, the high-temperature expansion is more easily evaluated and

can be carried out to more terms than in the Heisenberg model, and the profound

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In spite of this,

**calculating**the partition function is still a task of formidabledifficulty. However, the high-temperature expansion is more easily evaluated and

can be carried out to more terms than in the Heisenberg model, and the profound

...

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The

explanation for the remarkable fact that none of the familiar scattering

mechanisms are effective in degrading a current, once it has been established in

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The

**calculation**is unfortunately quite formal, and does not provide any intuitiveexplanation for the remarkable fact that none of the familiar scattering

mechanisms are effective in degrading a current, once it has been established in

a ...

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### Contents

The Drude 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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