Solid State Physics, a comprehensive study for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of pure and applied sciences, and engineering disciplines is divided into eighteen chapters. The First seven chapters deal with structure related aspects such as lattice and crystal structures, bonding, packing and diffusion of atoms followed by imperfections and lattice vibrations. Chapter eight deals mainly with experimental methods of determining structures of given materials. While the next nine chapters cover various physical properties of crystalline solids, the last chapter deals with the anisotropic properties of materials. This chapter has been added for benefit of readers to understand the crystal properties (anisotropic) in terms of some simple mathematical formulations such as tensor and matrix.
* Simple and Coherent Text
* Solved Examples
* Brief Summary and definitions of important terms in each chapter
* Chapter on Anisotropic Properties of Materials
Preface to Third Edition / Preface to the First Edition / Units of Measurements / Physical Constants / Conversion Factors / Atoms in Crystals / Atomic Bounding / Atomic Packing / Atomic Shape and Size / Crystal Imperfections / Atomic Diffusion / Lattice (Atomic) Vibrations / Diffraction of Waves and Particles by Crystals / Thermal Properties of Materials / Free Electrons in Crystals / Band Theory / The Fermi Surface / Semiconducting Properties of Materials / Dielectric Properties of Materials / Optical Properties of Materials / Magnetic Properties of Materials / Superconductivity / Anisotropic Properties of Materials / Bibliography / Index.