This book develops the quantum theory of solids from the basic principles of quantum mechanics. The emphasis is on a single statement of the ideas underlying the various approximations that have to be used in the study of this subject. Care is taken to separate sound arguments from conjecture. The treatment covers the electron theory of metals as well as the dynamics of crystals, including the author's work on the thermal conductivity of crystals.
|Print publication date: 2001||Print ISBN-13: 9780198507819|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507819.001.0001|