Quantum Theory of Solids

Quantum Theory of Solids

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Quantum Theory of Solids presents a concisely-structured tour of the theory relating to chemical bonding and its application to the three most significant topics in solid state physics: semiconductors, magnetism, and superconductivity--topics that have seen major advances in recent years. This is a unique treatment that develops the concepts of quantum theory for the solid state from the basics through to an advanced level, encompassing additional quantum mechanics techniques, such as the variational method and perturbation theory. Written at the senior undergraduate/masters level, it provides an exceptional grounding in the subject.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 162.1 x 234.7 x 15.2mm | 449.06g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748406271
  • 9780748406272
  • 1,616,036

Table of contents

Introduction and Review of Quantum Mechanics. Bonding in Molecules and Solids. Band Structure of Solids. Quantum Mechanics Interlude. Band Structure and Defects in Bulk Semiconductors. Physics and Applications of Low-Dimensional Structures. Diamagnetism and Paramagnetism. Ferromagnetism and Magnetic Order. Superconductors. First Principles Calculation of Electronic Properties. Appendix A: The Variational Method with an Arbitrary Parameter - the Hydrogen Atom. Appendix B: The Hydrogen Atom and the Periodic Table.
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"O'Reilly's book purposefully guides the reader along a carefully chosen itinerary based on the physics of a quantum mechanical 'particle-in-a-box.' The author cleverly casts progressively complex topics in this formthe organizing principle makes the book easy to use for a course or for self-study. The problems that O'Reilly provides are sound pedagogical exercises directly tied to the text. The review and reinforcement of basic quantum mechanical results and their relation to the properties of real systems are undoubtedly valuable for advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students." -Physics Today, April 2004
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About Eoin O'Reilly

O'Reilly; Eoin NMRC, Cork, Ireland,
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