## 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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Crystal Momentum Is Not Momentum Note that within each band the equations of

motion (12.6) are the same as the ... which we state here without proof.13 At a

given point in k-space the

the ...

Crystal Momentum Is Not Momentum Note that within each band the equations of

motion (12.6) are the same as the ... which we state here without proof.13 At a

given point in k-space the

**semiclassical equations**will be valid for electrons inthe ...

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The dissatisfied reader is referred to Appendix H for a further way of rendering

the

written in a very compact Hamiltonian form. To find a really compelling set of ...

The dissatisfied reader is referred to Appendix H for a further way of rendering

the

**semiclassical equations**more plausible. There it is shown that they can bewritten in a very compact Hamiltonian form. To find a really compelling set of ...

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The

at all times, even in the presence of space- and time-dependent electric and

magnetic fields. This is a direct consequence of the semiclassical analogue of ...

The

**semiclassical equations**(12.6) imply that a filled band remains a filled bandat all times, even in the presence of space- and time-dependent electric and

magnetic fields. This is a direct consequence of the semiclassical analogue of ...

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### Contents

The Drude Theory of Metals | 1 |

The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals | 29 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

Copyright | |

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

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