Oxford University Press
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Electrical Properties of Materials are emphasized; in addition, topics are selected in order to explain the operation of devices having applications (or possible future applications) in engineering.
The mathematics, kept deliberately to a minimum, is well within the grasp of a second-year student. This is achieved by choosing the simplest model that can display the essential properties of a phenomenom, and then examining the difference between the ideal and the actual behaviour.
The whole text is designed as an undergraduate course. However most individual sections are self contained and can be used as background reading in graduate courses, and for interested persons who want to explore advances in microelectronics, lasers, nanotechnology and several other topics that impinge on modern life.
About The Author:
Laszlo Solymar Department of Engineering, Oxford
Donald Walsh Department of Engineering, Oxford
Table Of Contents:
1: The electron as a particle
2: The electron as a wave
3: The electron
4: The hydrogen atom and the periodic table
6: The free electron theory of metals
7: The band theory of solids
9: Principles of semiconductor devices
10: Dielectric materials
11: Magnetic materials
Solutions manual available on request from the publisher's website.
Full coverage of the whole field of the electrical properties of materials, including device applications
Written in a style that appeals to undergraduates
Has been endorsed by lecturers as 'bedtime reading'
Economic with the use of mathematics
New to this edition
Entire new chapter on Metamaterials, alongside expanded coverage of plasma phenomena and anomalous dispersion.
Coverage of new developments in many areas, including THz devices, semiconductor devices, spintronics, quantum-dot devices, optoelectronic devices and superconductors