Primarily aiming to give undergraduate students an introduction to solid state physics, Physics of Electrons in Solids explains the properties of solids through the study of non-interacting electrons in solids. While each chapter contains a qualitative introduction to the main ideas behind solid state physics, it also provides detailed calculations of utmost importance to graduate students.The introductory chapters contain crystallographic and quantum prerequisites.… (more)

Primarily aiming to give undergraduate students an introduction to solid state physics, Physics of Electrons in Solids explains the properties of solids through the study of non-interacting electrons in solids. While each chapter contains a qualitative introduction to the main ideas behind solid state physics, it also provides detailed calculations of utmost importance to graduate students.The introductory chapters contain crystallographic and quantum prerequisites. The central chapters are devoted to the quantum states of an independent electron in a crystal and to the equilibrium properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors. The final chapters contain insights into the assumptions made throughout, briefly describing the origin of ferromagnetism and superconductivity. The book ends with exercises and solutions based on a physics course taught by the author at École Polytechnique.**Contents:**

- Solids as Quantum Systems
- The Crystalline Order
- The Reciprocal Space as a Space of Quantum Numbers
- The Reciprocal Space as a Space of Diffraction Patterns
- Quantum States of an Electron in a Crystal
- Equilibrium Electronic Properties of Solids
- The Dynamics of Electrons in a Crystal
- Electronic Transport Properties of Solids
- Intrinsic and Doped Semiconductors
- Solids as Systems of Particles in Interaction
- Ferromagnetism and Superconductivity
*Appendices:*- Exercises
- Solutions of Exercises
- Constants Values

**Readership:** Will be of value to any physics department, particularly those with courses on: Introduction to Solid State Physics; Introduction to Semiconductor Physics; Introduction to Crystallography. Will be of value in a secondary market of Research Centres in Material Science, Semiconductors and Electronic Devices.Electrons Quantum States;Crystalline Solids;Conductors and Insulators;Semiconductors;Electric and Magnetic Properties;Electron Transport Properties;Electrical Resistivity;Diffraction;X-rays;Neutrons;Quantum Numbers;Schrödinger Equation0**Key Features:**

- This book is a concise introduction (260 pages plus 60 pages of examination texts with solutions)
- Adapted from a short course taught at École Polytechnique and tested on students for a duration of 8 to 12 conferences of one and a half hours and 8-12 exercise classes of two hours
- Contains detailed Problems and Solutions in the Appendices

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