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Solid-State Physics


Solid State Physics

Solid State Physics Lowest new price: $16.09
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Author: Neil W. Ashcroft

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science.

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Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems

Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems Lowest new price: $68.63
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Author: Gary J. Rockis
Brand: Brand: Amer Technical Pub

Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems is the industry-leading reference that covers electrical, motor, and mechanical devices and their use in industrial control circuits. This textbook provides the knowledge and skills required in an advanced manufacturing environment, which integrates mechanical, electrical, and fluid power systems.The content begins with basic electrical and motor theory, builds on circuit fundamantals, and reinforces comprehension through examples of industrial applications. Emphasis is placed on the development of troubleshooting skills throughout the book.

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Optical Properties of Solids (Oxford Master Series in Physics)

Optical Properties of Solids (Oxford Master Series in Physics) Lowest new price: $40.95
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Author: Mark Fox
Brand: imusti

The second edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date account of the optical physics of solid state materials. The basic principles of absorption, reflection, luminescence, and light scattering are covered for a wide range of materials, including insulators, semiconductors and metals. The text starts with a review of classical optics, and then moves on to the treatment of optical transition rates by quantum theory. In addition to the traditional discussion of crystalline materials, glasses and molecular solids are also covered.

The first edition included a number of subjects that are not normally covered in standard texts, notably semiconductor quantum wells, molecular materials, vibronic solid state lasers, and nonlinear optics. The basic structure of the second edition is unchanged, but all of the chapters have been updated and improved. Futhermore, a number of important new topics have been added, including:

DT Optical control of spin
DT Quantum dots
DT Plasmonics
DT Negative refraction
DT Carbon nanostructures (graphene, nanotubes and fullerenes)
DT NV centres in diamond

The text is aimed at final year undergraduates, masters students and researchers. It is mainly written for physicists, but might also be useful for electrical engineers, materials scientists and physical chemists. The topics are written in a clear tutorial style with worked examples, chapter summaries and exercises.

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The Oxford Solid State Basics

The Oxford Solid State Basics Lowest new price: $29.87
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Author: Steven H. Simon
Brand: Oxford University Press USA

The study of solids is one of the richest, most exciting, and most successful branches of physics. While the subject of solid state physics is often viewed as dry and tedious this new book presents the topic instead as an exciting exposition of fundamental principles and great intellectual breakthroughs. Beginning with a discussion of how the study of heat capacity of solids ushered in the quantum revolution, the author presents the key ideas of the field while emphasizing the deep underlying concepts.

The book begins with a discussion of the Einstein/Debye model of specific heat, and the Drude/Sommerfeld theories of electrons in solids, which can all be understood without reference to any underlying crystal structure. The failures of these theories force a more serious investigation of microscopics. Many of the key ideas about waves in solids are then introduced using one dimensional models in order to convey concepts without getting bogged down with details. Only then does the book turn to consider real materials.

Chemical bonding is introduced and then atoms can be bonded together to crystal structures and reciprocal space results. Diffraction experiments, as the central application of these ideas, are discussed in great detail. From there, the connection is made to electron wave diffraction in solids and how it results in electronic band structure. The natural culmination of this thread is the triumph of semiconductor physics and devices.

The final section of the book considers magnetism in order to discuss a range of deeper concepts. The failures of band theory due to electron interaction, spontaneous magnetic orders, and mean field theories are presented well. Finally, the book gives a brief exposition of the Hubbard model that undergraduates can understand.

The book presents all of this material in a clear fashion, dense with explanatory or just plain entertaining footnotes. This may be the best introductory book for learning solid state physics. It is certainly the most fun to read.

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Ugly's Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E, 2015 Edition

Ugly's Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E, 2015 Edition Lowest new price: $12.98
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Author: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Ensure Your Jobs Comply with Important Safety Standards with Ugly's Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E®, 2015 Edition!

Ugly's Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E®, 2015 Edition is the market leading pocket-sized reference manual for electrical safety. Based on NFPA 70E 2015, this new edition summarizes current OSHA regulations as well as the National Electrical Code®. Designed for electricians, engineers, contractors, designers, maintenance workers, inspectors, instructors, and students, this invaluable resource provides fast access to the most commonly referenced sections of the latest NFPA 70E and related safety standards.

Important updates in the 2015 NFPA 70E include:

• Arc flash hazard analysis is now arc flash risk assessment
• Hazard/risk category (HRC) is now arc flash PPE category
• A new table has been added to identify when arc flash PPE is required
• A new table has been added to determine the arc flash PPE category

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Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing , 2nd Edition

Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing , 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $110.00
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Author: Michael A. Lieberman

A Thorough Update of the Industry Classic on Principles of Plasma Processing

The first edition of Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing, published over a decade ago, was lauded for its complete treatment of both basic plasma physics and industrial plasma processing, quickly becoming the primary reference for students and professionals.

The Second Edition has been carefully updated and revised to reflect recent developments in the field and to further clarify the presentation of basic principles. Along with in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of plasma physics and chemistry, the authors apply basic theory to plasma discharges, including calculations of plasma parameters and the scaling of plasma parameters with control parameters.

New and expanded topics include:
* Updated cross sections
* Diffusion and diffusion solutions
* Generalized Bohm criteria
* Expanded treatment of dc sheaths
* Langmuir probes in time-varying fields
* Electronegative discharges
* Pulsed power discharges
* Dual frequency discharges
* High-density rf sheaths and ion energy distributions
* Hysteresis and instabilities
* Helicon discharges
* Hollow cathode discharges
* Ionized physical vapor deposition
* Differential substrate charging

With new chapters on dusty plasmas and the kinetic theory of discharges, graduate students and researchers in the field of plasma processing should find this new edition more valuable than ever.

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Statics and Strength of Materials

Statics and Strength of Materials Lowest new price: $110.00
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Author: Fa-Hwa Cheng Dr.

The new edition of this easy-to-understand text, designed for a non-calculus course in statics and strength of materials, requires only a working knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. In addition to expanded coverage and better organization of information, it addresses new topics such as accuracy and precision, solution of simultaneous equations, rolling resistance, mechanical properties of materials, composite beams, reinforced concrete beans, plastic analysis of beams, design of shear connectors, and more.

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Quantum Field Theory and Condensed Matter: An Introduction (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics)

Quantum Field Theory and Condensed Matter: An Introduction (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) Lowest new price: $61.45
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Author: Ramamurti Shankar

Providing a broad review of many techniques and their application to condensed matter systems, this book begins with a review of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, before moving onto real and imaginary time path integrals and the link between Euclidean quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. A detailed study of the Ising, gauge-Ising and XY models is included. The renormalization group is developed and applied to critical phenomena, Fermi liquid theory and the renormalization of field theories. Next, the book explores bosonization and its applications to one-dimensional fermionic systems and the correlation functions of homogeneous and random-bond Ising models. It concludes with Bohm-Pines and Chern-Simons theories applied to the quantum Hall effect.  Introducing the reader to a variety of techniques, it opens up vast areas of condensed matter theory for both graduate students and researchers in theoretical, statistical and condensed matter physics.

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mBot for Makers: Conceive, Construct, and Code Your Own Robots at Home or in the Classroom

mBot for Makers: Conceive, Construct, and Code Your Own Robots at Home or in the Classroom Lowest new price: $17.61
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Author: Andrew Carle

The mBot robotics platform is a hugely popular kit because of the quality of components and price. With hundreds of thousands of these kits out there in homes, schools and makerspaces, there is much untapped potential. Getting Started with mBots is for non-technical parents, kids and teachers who want to start with a robust robotics platform and then take it to the next level. The heart of the mBot, the mCore is a powerful Arduino based microcontroller that can do many things without soldering or breadboarding.

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Polymer Physics (Chemistry)

Polymer Physics (Chemistry) Lowest new price: $79.14
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Author: M. Rubinstein
Brand: Oxford University Press USA

Polymer Physics thoroughly details the fundamental concepts of polymer melts, solutions, and gels in terms of both static structure and dynamics. It goes beyond other introductory polymer texts, deriving the essential tools of the physical polymer chemist or engineer without skipping any steps.

The book is divided into four parts. Part One summarizes the necessary concepts of a first course on polymers and covers the conformations of single polymer chains. Part Two deals with the thermodynamics of polymer solutions and melts, including chain conformations in those states. Part Three applies the concepts of Part Two to the formation and properties of polymer networks. Part Four explains the essential aspects of how polymers move in both melt and solution states.

The text assumes a working knowledge of calculus, physics, and chemistry, but no prior knowledge of polymers. It is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Materials, and Polymers.

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·Presents established results in an easily accessible way


·Emphasizes physical insight rather than mathematical rigor


·Provides detailed experimental sections at the end of each chapter


·Includes more than 200 illustrations and 350 exercises

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