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While group theory and its application to solid state physics is well established, this textbook raises two completely new aspects. First, it provides a better understanding by focusing on problem solving and making extensive use of Mathematica tools to visualize the concepts. Second, it offers a new tool for the photonics community by transferring the concepts of group theory and its application to photonic crystals.
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This book is based on the notes for two courses: Electrons in Solids (2nd year) and Solid State Physics (3rd year) at Imperial College London.The book will build up the properties of crystalline solids from the most basic description of electrons to their motion in periodic potentials and all the resulting consequences. This will be used as a basis for understanding the energy bands of real solids, focussing on metals and semiconductors.The book will then move on to vibrational and magnetic properties and will conclude with the p-n junction and the bipolar junction transistor. Each chapter will have exercises taken from the homework problems in the courses, with short solutions to most exercises provided in an appendix (space permitting) and detailed solutions contained in a separate solutions manual
This course in condensed matter theory treats central principles and computation methods, and covers some of the most recent research problems in the area. The approach is towards reaching important results by direct and intuitive methods, and avoiding unnecessary mathematical complexity. The course focuses on the quantum mechanical treatment of the solid state and covers many problems of current interest such as superconductivity, mesoscopic physics, and the quantum Hall effect. The course discusses methods for computation and making interesting predictions for some of the many complex phenomena that occur in solids and quantum liquids. The course is aimed at PhD students in physics and related areas. The course is also aiming at scientists working with applications on electrical properties of materials. 2b1af7f3a8