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by Kittel, Charles

Condition: Near Fine

New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1962. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Bright, barely-used copy. Green, cloth-covered boards with silver lettering and black highlights. Previous owner's stamped name, overlaid with felt marker, to top and bottom edges. One tiny stray grey dot to fore-edge. Privately owned, and unmarked. NOTE: Thick transparent cover well-protects book; given book's age and how long it's been on there, removing it may leave a residue on book itself. We'd recommend leaving it on. Looks good too! Second Edition (Sixth Printing) of this now-classic, intended "as an introductory textbook in solid state physics for students of physics, chemistry, and engineering. Presumes a good general familiarity with modern atomic physics at the undergraduate level. Quantum Mechanics not required, but familiarity with the Planek radiation law, the de Broglie relation the Bohr theory of the hydrogen atom, the Zeeman effect and the wave equation for free particles, is recommended. This second edition is longer than the first edition by about 200 pp -- an increase half brought about by fuller explanations of basic conepts (esp. in areas of crystal symmetry and energy band theory), and the other half being the addition of new material on alloys semiconductors, photoconductivity, luminescence, and imperfectionsin solids. INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS is NOT intended to be a general reference work. Some active and important branches of solid-state physics have been omitted, among which are internal friction, thermoelectric effects, phase transformations, oxide cathodes, surface physics, piezoelectricity, liquid and solid helium, plastics, and molecular crystals.


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