## Solid State PhysicsThis book provides an introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science. |

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Using the Book It is in the nature of books that

Using the Book It is in the nature of books that

**chapters**must be linearly ordered . ... The prerequisites for each**chapter**are given in the Table according to the following conventions : ( a ) If “ M ” is listed after**Chapter**N ...Page 132

In this

In this

**chapter**we shall discuss those properties of the electronic levels that depend only on the periodicity of the potential , without regard to its particular form . The discussion will be continued in**Chapters**9 and 10 in two ...Page 244

1 Our discussion of electronic conduction in

1 Our discussion of electronic conduction in

**Chapters**1 , 2 , and 12 was often somewhat qualitative and frequently depended on simplifying features of the particular case being examined . In this**chapter**we describe a more systematic ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

The Drude Theory of Metals | 1 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

Crystal Lattices | 63 |

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Solid State Physics Neil W. Ashcroft,AshcroftNeil W.,il W. Ashcroft,N. David Mermin Snippet view - 1976 |

Solid State Physics Neil W. Ashcroft,AshcroftNeil W.,il W. Ashcroft,N. David Mermin Snippet view - 1976 |

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