## 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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electronic degrees of freedom. It predicts a linear temperature dependence at

temperatures well below the Fermi temperature — i.e., all the way to the melting ...

**Specific Heat**The static lattice model attributes the**specific heat**of a metal to theelectronic degrees of freedom. It predicts a linear temperature dependence at

temperatures well below the Fermi temperature — i.e., all the way to the melting ...

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It is far more useful to consider the

much more easily measured than the internal energy). The static lattice

contribution to u drops out of c„, which is determined entirely by the temperature-

dependent ...

It is far more useful to consider the

**specific heat**, c„ = (du/dT)v, (which is alsomuch more easily measured than the internal energy). The static lattice

contribution to u drops out of c„, which is determined entirely by the temperature-

dependent ...

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the contribution of the acoustic branches to the

branch will contribute nha)E eho)ElkBT _ j (23.28) to the thermal energy density

in the Einstein approximation, so if there are p such branches there will be an ...

the contribution of the acoustic branches to the

**specific heat**.15 Each opticalbranch will contribute nha)E eho)ElkBT _ j (23.28) to the thermal energy density

in the Einstein approximation, so if there are p such branches there will be an ...

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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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