Continued advances in the precision manufacturing of new structures at the nanometer scale have provided unique opportunities for device physics. This book sets out to summarize those elements of classical mechanics most applicable for scientists and engineers studying device physics. Supplementary MATLAB (R) materials are available for all figures generated numerically.
Tony Levi joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in mid-1993 after working for ten years at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. He invented hot electron spectroscopy, discovered ballistic electron transport in heterostructure bipolar transistors, demonstrated room temperature operation of unipolar transistors with ballistic electron transport, created the first microdisk laser, and carried out work in parallel fiber optic interconnect components in computer and switching systems. His current research interests include high-performance electronic and photonic systems, radio frequency photonics, very small lasers and modeling their behavior, and optimal design of small electronic and photonic systems. To date he has published numerous scientific papers and several book chapters. He is the author of the book Applied Quantum Mechanics, co-editor of the book Optimal Device Design, and holds 17 US patents.
Concepts in Classical Mechanics Lattice Vibrations Driven Oscillation Transient Dynamics of Driven Oscillation The Lorentz Oscillator Model The Drude Model