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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User Review  Bikash Kanungo  GoodreadsA lifetime friend for any condensed matter physicist. The sequence of the topics appears to be very thoughtful. Every mathematical result or theory is supported with physical insight and exercise ... Read full review
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User Review  Tim Robinson  GoodreadsThis is not a book to be read through in a single sitting! But I did learn a couple of things. Firstly the face centred cubic lattice and the body centred cubic lattice are duals of each other ... Read full review
Contents
The Drude Theory of Metals  1 
The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals  29 
Failures of the Free Electron Model  57 
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alkali atomic band structure Bloch boundary condition Bragg plane Bravais lattice Brillouin zone calculation carrier densities Chapter coefficients collisions conduction band conduction electrons contribution crystal momentum crystal structure density of levels dependence described determined direction Drude effect electric field electron gas electronelectron electronic levels energy gap equilibrium example facecentered cubic Fermi energy Fermi surface Figure free electron theory frequency given Hamiltonian hexagonal holes impurity independent electron approximation insulators integral interaction ionic crystals lattice planes lattice point linear magnetic field metals motion nearly free electron neutron normal modes Note number of electrons oneelectron levels orbits periodic potential perpendicular phonon Phys plane waves primitive cell primitive vectors problem properties quantum reciprocal lattice vector region result scattering Schrodinger equation semiclassical semiclassical equations semiclassical model semiconductors simple cubic solid solution specific heat sphere spin superconducting symmetry temperature term thermal tightbinding valence vanishes velocity wave functions wave vector zero