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Simulations for Solid State Physics

Simulations for Solid State Physics
An Interactive Resource for Students and Teachers
Paperback without CD-ROM

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  • Date Published: June 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521599115

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  • This new and exciting interactive resource package centers around fourteen high quality computer simulations covering essential topics in solid state physics. The computer simulations provided on CDSHROM cover x-ray diffraction, phonons, electron states and dynamics, semiconductors, magnetism, and dislocations. Users can vary different characteristics and immediately see the results in animations and graphical displays. The companion book is essential for effective use of the simulations. It guides the user through hundreds of exercises and examples, illustrates fundamental physical principles, and contains notes on the relevant physics. The hardcover edition includes the simulations on CDSHROM (Unix, Windows, Powermac formats) and a license for use on a local area network on a single geographical site. The low priced paperback (without CDSHROM) is intended for students who have access to the simulations on a local area network. These simulations provide an interactive resource for those studying solid state physics at advanced undergraduate or graduate level. They will also be of interest to researchers in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering. Selected material from the simulations may be explored at the Web site after February 1, 1997.

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    " excellent companion for anyone seriously interested in learning condensed-matter physics, whether at the junior undergraduate or advanced graduate level...I found the qualtiy of the simulations to be exceptionally high... All those who are teaching or learning solid-state physics will be missing a greate opportunity if they do not give the SSS package a try." Roger W. Rollins, Computers in Physics

    "...this interactive package represents an extremely valuable addition to a solid-state physics course at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, one of the best of this kind published up to now. Undoubtedly, it will soon be considered an essential part in the library of students and even of researchers in condensed matter physics." Materials Research Bulletin

    "...the book should be a good addition to a solid state course..." Ivan K. Schuller & David A. Rabson, Physics Today

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521599115
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 191 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    System requirements
    1. How to use this book
    2. 'bravais' - crystal structure and x-ray diffraction
    3. 'laue' - diffraction in perfect and imperfect crystals
    4. 'born' - lattice dynamics in one dimension
    5. 'debye' - lattice dynamics and heat capacity
    6. 'drude' - dynamics of the classical free electron gas
    7. 'sommerfield' - dynamics of quantum free electrons
    8. 'bloch' - electron energy bands and states
    9. 'ziman' - dynamics of a single band-electron
    10. 'peierls' - transport in a partially full electron band
    11. 'fermi' - carrier densities in semiconductors
    12. 'poisson' - band bending in semiconductors
    13. 'ising' - ising model and ferromagnetism
    14. 'néel - antiferromagnetism and magnetic domains
    15. 'burgers' - dislocations and plastic flow

  • Authors

    Robert H. Silsbee, Cornell University, New York

    Joerg Draeger, Cornell University, New York

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