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Quantum Theory of Solids

Quantum Theory of Solids Lowest new price: $67.14
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Author: Charles Kittel

A modern presentation of theoretical solid state physics that builds directly upon Kittel's Introduction to Solid State Physics. Treats phonon, electron, and magnon fields, culminating in the BCS theory of superconductivity. Considers Fermi surfaces and electron wave functions and develops the group theoretical description of Brillouin zones. Applies correlation functions to time-dependent effects in solids, with an introduction to Green's functions. With 110 problems, the text is well-suited for the classroom or for self-instruction.

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The Physics of Rubber Elasticity (Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences)

The Physics of Rubber Elasticity (Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences) Lowest new price: $88.00
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Author: L. R. G Treloar

This book provides a critical review of the equilibrium elastic properties of rubber, together with the kinetic-theory background. It is suitable for the non-specialist and the emphasis is on the physical reality embodied in the mathematical formulations. Polymer science had developed greatly since the second edition of this text in 1958, and the two main advances-the refinements of the network theory and associated thermodynamic analysis, and the development of the phenomenological or non-molecular approach to the subject-are both reflected in the structure of this third edition.

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Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices (Wiley International Edition)

Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices (Wiley International Edition) Lowest new price: $77.64
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Author: A. S. Grove
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Provides a comprehensive treatment of semiconductor device physics and technology, with emphasis on modern planar silicon devices. Physical principles are explained by the use of simple physical models and illustrated by experimental measurements.

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Statistical Mechanics: A Set Of Lectures (Frontiers in Physics)

Statistical Mechanics: A Set Of Lectures (Frontiers in Physics) Lowest new price: $56.34
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Author: Richard P. Feynman
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Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions.

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Group Theory: Application to the Physics of Condensed Matter

Group Theory: Application to the Physics of Condensed Matter Lowest new price: $67.39
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Author: Mildred S. Dresselhaus
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This concise, class-tested book was refined over the authors’ 30 years as instructors at MIT and the University Federal of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. The approach centers on the conviction that teaching group theory along with applications helps students to learn, understand and use it for their own needs. Thus, the theoretical background is confined to introductory chapters. Subsequent chapters develop new theory alongside applications so that students can retain new concepts, build on concepts already learned, and see interrelations between topics. Essential problem sets between chapters aid retention of new material and consolidate material learned in previous chapters.

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Principles of Superconductive Devices and Circuits (2nd Edition)

Principles of Superconductive Devices and Circuits (2nd Edition) Lowest new price: $93.21
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Author: Theodore Van Duzer

KEY BENEFIT:The field of applied superconductivity has been transformed by new materials, new fabrication methods, innovative device and circuit concepts, and the discovery of high-temperature superconductors. In this book, two of the field's leading experts present an authoritative, up-to-date guide to the theory and current practice of superconductivity.KEY TOPICS:The book begins by introducing normal metal behavior at low temperatures, and the phase transition to superconductivity. It presents the classic Meissner experiment, and reviews several key theories essential to practical analysis. In each case, the book helps readers develop an intuitive understanding, while minimizing the quantum mechanics and thermodynamics required. Coverage includes an up-to-date analysis of microwave and millimeter-wave applications; a richly-developed treatment of Josephson junctions and devices; advanced high-temperature oxide superconductor applications; Ginzburg-Landau equations; Type II superconductivity theories and technologies; and more. The CD-ROM contains valuable software for circuit simulation and inductance calculations.MARKET:All electrical engineering and applied physics professionals working in R&D in industrial, university or government settings; as well as advanced students of applied superconductivity.

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Introduction to Semiconductor Physics

Introduction to Semiconductor Physics Lowest new price: $44.10
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Author: Holger T. Grahn
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This book covers the physics of semiconductors on an introductory level, assuming that the reader already has some knowledge of condensed matter physics. Crystal structure, band structure, carrier transport, phonons, scattering processes and optical properties are presented for typical semiconductors such as silicon, but III-V and II-VI compounds are also included. In view of the increasing importance of wide-gap semiconductors, the electronic and optical properties of these materials are dealt with too.

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Elastic Waves in Solids I: Free and Guided Propagation (Advanced Texts in Physics)

Elastic Waves in Solids I: Free and Guided Propagation (Advanced Texts in Physics) Lowest new price: $126.00
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Author: Daniel Royer

Elastic waves possess some remarkable properties and have become ever more important to applications in fields such as telecommunications (signal processing), medicine (echography), and metallurgy (non-destructive testing). These volumes serve as a bridge between basic books on wave phenomena and more technically oriented books on specific applications of wave phenomena. The first volume studies the different mechanisms of propagation in isotropic and anisotropic media. The second volume describes the generation and applications of free and guided waves.

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Magnetism in Condensed Matter (Oxford Master Series in Physics)

Magnetism in Condensed Matter (Oxford Master Series in Physics) Lowest new price: $107.10
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Author: Stephen Blundell

The superb book describes the modern theory of the magnetic properties of solids. Starting from fundamental principles, this copiously illustrated volume outlines the theory of magnetic behaviour, describes experimental techniques, and discusses current research topics. The book is intended for final year undergraduate students and graduate students in the physical sciences.

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Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light - Second Edition

Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light - Second Edition Lowest new price: $75.90
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Author: John D. Joannopoulos

Since it was first published in 1995, Photonic Crystals has remained the definitive text for both undergraduates and researchers on photonic band-gap materials and their use in controlling the propagation of light. This newly expanded and revised edition covers the latest developments in the field, providing the most up-to-date, concise, and comprehensive book available on these novel materials and their applications.


Starting from Maxwell's equations and Fourier analysis, the authors develop the theoretical tools of photonics using principles of linear algebra and symmetry, emphasizing analogies with traditional solid-state physics and quantum theory. They then investigate the unique phenomena that take place within photonic crystals at defect sites and surfaces, from one to three dimensions. This new edition includes entirely new chapters describing important hybrid structures that use band gaps or periodicity only in some directions: periodic waveguides, photonic-crystal slabs, and photonic-crystal fibers. The authors demonstrate how the capabilities of photonic crystals to localize light can be put to work in devices such as filters and splitters. A new appendix provides an overview of computational methods for electromagnetism. Existing chapters have been considerably updated and expanded to include many new three-dimensional photonic crystals, an extensive tutorial on device design using temporal coupled-mode theory, discussions of diffraction and refraction at crystal interfaces, and more. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, Photonic Crystals is an indispensable resource for students and researchers.


  • Extensively revised and expanded

  • Features improved graphics throughout

  • Includes new chapters on photonic-crystal fibers and combined index-and band-gap-guiding

  • Provides an introduction to coupled-mode theory as a powerful tool for device design

  • Covers many new topics, including omnidirectional reflection, anomalous refraction and diffraction, computational photonics, and much more.

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