Condensed Matter Physics, Second Edition
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved
Author(s): Michael P. Marder
Published Online: 30 NOV 2010 11:41AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470617984
Online ISBN: 9780470949955
About this Book
Now updated-the leading single-volume introduction to solid state and soft condensed matter physics
This Second Edition of the unified treatment of condensed matter physics keeps the best of the first, providing a basic foundation in the subject while addressing many recent discoveries. Comprehensive and authoritative, it consolidates the critical advances of the past fifty years, bringing together an exciting collection of new and classic topics, dozens of new figures, and new experimental data.
This updated edition offers a thorough treatment of such basic topics as band theory, transport theory, and semiconductor physics, as well as more modern areas such as quasicrystals, dynamics of phase separation, granular materials, quantum dots, Berry phases, the quantum Hall effect, and Luttinger liquids. In addition to careful study of electron dynamics, electronics, and superconductivity, there is much material drawn from soft matter physics, including liquid crystals, polymers, and fluid dynamics.
Provides frequent comparison of theory and experiment, both when they agree and when problems are still unsolved
Incorporates many new images from experiments
Provides end-of-chapter problems including computational exercises
Includes more than fifty data tables and a detailed forty-page index
Offers a solutions manual for instructors
Featuring 370 figures and more than 1,000 recent and historically significant references, this volume serves as a valuable resource for graduate and undergraduate students in physics, physics professionals, engineers, applied mathematicians, materials scientists, and researchers in other fields who want to learn about the quantum and atomic underpinnings of materials science from a modern point of view.