**Author**: Otfried Madelung

**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:**3642618855

**Size**: 53.91 MB

**Format:**PDF, ePub, Mobi

**Category :**Science

**Languages :**en

**Pages :**491

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**Book Description:**Introduction to Solid-State Theory is a textbook for graduate students of physics and materials science. It also provides the theoretical background needed by physicists doing research in pure solid-state physics and its applications to electrical engineering. The fundamentals of solid-state theory are based on a description by delocalized and localized states and - within the concept of delocalized states - by elementary excitations. The development of solid-state theory within the last ten years has shown that by a systematic introduction of these concepts, large parts of the theory can be described in a unified way. This form of description gives a "pictorial" formulation of many elementary processes in solids, which facilitates their understanding.