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Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials

Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials Lowest new price: $49.08
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Author: Richard J. D. Tilley
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The second edition of a modern introduction to the chemistry and physics of solids.  This textbook takes a unique integrated approach designed to appeal to both science and engineering students.

Review of 1st edition

“an extremely wide-ranging, useful book that is accessible to anyone with a firm grasp of high school science…this is an outstanding and affordable resource for the lifelong learner or current student.” Choice, 2005

The book provides an introduction to the chemistry and physics of solids that acts as a foundation to courses in materials science, engineering, chemistry, and physics.  It is equally accessible to both engineers and scientists, through its more scientific approach, whilst still covering the material essential to engineers.

This edition contains new sections on the use of computing methods to solve materials problems and has been thoroughly updated to include the many developments and advances made in the past 10 years, e.g.  batteries, solar cells, lighting technology, lasers, graphene and graphene electronics, carbon nanotubes, and the Fukashima nuclear disaster.

The book is carefully structured into self-contained bite-sized chapters to enhance student understanding and questions have been designed to reinforce the concepts presented.

The supplementary website includes Powerpoint slides and a host of additional problems and solutions.

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Glassy Materials and Disordered Solids: An Introduction to Their Statistical Mechanics (Revised Edition)

Glassy Materials and Disordered Solids: An Introduction to Their Statistical Mechanics (Revised Edition) Lowest new price: $91.37
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Author: Kurt Binder
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This book gives a pedagogical introduction to the physics of amorphous solids and related disordered condensed matter systems. Important concepts from statistical mechanics such as percolation, random walks, fractals and spin glasses are explained. Using these concepts, the common aspects of these systems are emphasized, and the current understanding of the glass transition and the structure of glasses are concisely reviewed. This second edition includes new material on emerging topics in the field of disordered systems such as gels, driven systems, dynamical heterogeneities, growing length scales etc. as well as an update of the literature in this rapidly developing field.

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Chaotic Billiards

Chaotic Billiards Lowest new price: $101.20
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Author: Nikolai Chernov
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This book covers one of the most exciting but most difficult topics in the modern theory of dynamical systems: chaotic billiards. In physics, billiard models describe various mechanical processes, molecular dynamics, and optical phenomena. The theory of chaotic billiards has made remarkable progress in the past thirty-five years, but it remains notoriously difficult for the beginner, with main results scattered in hardly accessible research articles. This is the first and so far only book that covers all the fundamental facts about chaotic billiards in a complete and systematic manner. The book contains all the necessary definitions, full proofs of all the main theorems, and many examples and illustrations that help the reader to understand the material. Hundreds of carefully designed exercises allow the reader not only to become familiar with chaotic billiards but to master the subject.The book addresses graduate students and young researchers in physics and mathematics. Prerequisites include standard graduate courses in measure theory, probability, Riemannian geometry, topology, and complex analysis. Some of this material is summarized in the appendices to the book.

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Structure and Dynamics: An Atomic View of Materials (Oxford Master Series in Physics)

Structure and Dynamics: An Atomic View of Materials (Oxford Master Series in Physics) Lowest new price: $35.26
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Author: Martin T. Dove
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Structure and Dynamics covers the wide range of general principles that govern the behavior of atoms in solids and applies them to the full range of material types known to man. It focuses on the structure of materials at an atomic level and how the atoms vibrate inside solids, bringing these topics together to explore how the atomic principles determine the behavior and properties of materials. Topics discussed include the factors and reciprocal space, the types of atomic bonding, the formalism of atomic vibrations and the theories of phase transitions. The tools of diffraction and spectroscopy in both laboratory and large scale facilities are also covered.

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Encounters in Magnetic Resonances: Selected Papers of Nicolaas Bloembergen (World Scientific Series in 20th Century Physics)

Encounters in Magnetic Resonances: Selected Papers of Nicolaas Bloembergen (World Scientific Series in 20th Century Physics) Lowest new price: $93.00
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Author: Nicolaas Bloembergen
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This book presents a selection of papers, written by Nicolaas Bloembergen and his associates during the years 1946-1962, on the subjects of nuclear magnetic relaxation, paramagnetic relaxation and masers, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy of solids. The volume begins with autobiographical notes to provide a personal historical background. Each paper is preceded by commentary with additional information regarding the early development of magnetic resonance in condensed matter. A reproduction of his Ph.D. thesis, “Nuclear Magnetic Relaxation”, Leiden, 1948, is included in this volume.

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Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science (Advanced Texts in Physics (Paperback))

Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science (Advanced Texts in Physics (Paperback)) Lowest new price: $53.82
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Author: Harald Ibach
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This new edition of the well-received introduction to solid-state physics provides a comprehensive overview of the basic theoretical and experimental concepts of materials science. Experimental aspects and laboratory details are highlighted in separate panels that enrich text and emphasize recent developments. Notably, new material in the third edition includes sections on important new devices, aspects of non- periodic structures of matter, phase transitions, defects, superconductors and nanostructures. Students will benefit significantly from solving the exercises given at the end of each chapter. This book is intended for university students in physics, materials science and electrical engineering. It has been thoroughly updated to maintain its relevance and usefulness to students and professionals.

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The Art of Molecular Dynamics Simulation

The Art of Molecular Dynamics Simulation Lowest new price: $85.90
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Author: D. C. Rapaport
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In this Second Edition an extensive series of detailed case studies introduces the reader to solutions to a variety of problems connected with the way molecular interactions and motions determine the properties of matter. The methods are widely used in studying phenomena involving everything from the simplest of liquids to highly complex molecules such as proteins. In addition to a significant amount of new material, this edition features completely rewritten software. First Edition Hb (1996): 0-521-44561-2 First Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-59942-3

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Spectroscopy of Nonequilibrium Electrons and Phonons (Modern Problems in Condensed Matter Sciences)

Spectroscopy of Nonequilibrium Electrons and Phonons (Modern Problems in Condensed Matter Sciences) Lowest used price: $95.00
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The physics of nonequilibrium electrons and phonons in semiconductors is an important branch of fundamental physics that has many practical applications, especially in the development of ultrafast and ultrasmall semiconductor devices. This volume is devoted to different trends in the field which are presently at the forefront of research. Special attention is paid to the ultrafast relaxation processes in bulk semiconductors and two-dimensional semiconductor structures, and to their study by different spectroscopic methods, both pulsed and steady-state. The evolution of energy and space distribution of nonequilibrium electrons and the relaxation kinetics of hot carriers and phonons are considered under various conditions such as temperature, doping and pumping intensity by leading experts in the field.


Basic Notions Of Condensed Matter Physics (Advanced Books Classics)

Basic Notions Of Condensed Matter Physics (Advanced Books Classics) Lowest new price: $60.00
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Author: Philip W. Anderson
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Basic Notions of Condensed Matter Physics is a clear introduction to some of the most significant concepts in the physics of condensed matter. The general principles of many-body physics and perturbation theory are emphasised, providing supportive mathematical structure. This is an expansion and restatement of the second half of Nobel Laureate Philip Anderson's classic Concepts in Solids.

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Topological Quantum Numbers in Nonrelativistic Physics

Topological Quantum Numbers in Nonrelativistic Physics Lowest new price: $111.83
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Author: David Thouless

Topological quantum numbers are distinguished from quantum numbers based on symmetry because they are insensitive to the imperfections of the systems in which they are observed. They have become very important in precision measurements in recent years, and provide the best measurements of voltage and electrical resistance. This book describes the theory of such quantum numbers, starting with Dirac's argument for the quantization of electric charge, and continuing with discussions on the helium superfluids, flux quantization and the Josephson effect in superconductors, the quantum Hall effect, solids and liquid crystals, and topological phase transitions. The accompanying reprints include some of the classic experimental and theoretical papers in this area.

Physicists — both experimental and theoretical — who are interested in the topic will find this book an invaluable reference.

Readership: Researchers and graduate students in condensed matter physics and quantum mechanics.

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