## 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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This approach has a simple and elegant generalization to electrons in a general

periodic potential, which is known as the

This approach has a simple and elegant generalization to electrons in a general

periodic potential, which is known as the

**semiclassical model**. Justifying the**semi****- classical model**in detail is a formidable task, considerably more difficult than ...Page 217

The

applied electric and magnetic fields that vary slowly over the dimensions of such

a wave packet (Figure 12.1) and therefore exceedingly slowly over a few

primitive ...

The

**semiclassical model**describes the response of the electrons to externallyapplied electric and magnetic fields that vary slowly over the dimensions of such

a wave packet (Figure 12.1) and therefore exceedingly slowly over a few

primitive ...

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This is consistent with our observation that applied fields can have no effect on a

filled band in the

every occupied level does not alter the phase space density of electrons when

that ...

This is consistent with our observation that applied fields can have no effect on a

filled band in the

**semiclassical model**, for a uniform shift in the wave vector ofevery occupied level does not alter the phase space density of electrons when

that ...

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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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