Introduction to Solid-State Theory

  • Otfried Madelung

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Otfried Madelung
    Pages 1-16
  3. Otfried Madelung
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  4. Otfried Madelung
    Pages 96-174
  5. Otfried Madelung
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  10. Otfried Madelung
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 473-490

About this book


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. At the same time, this form of description gives a "pictorial" formulation of many elementary processes in solids, which facilitates their understanding.


Absorption band structure crystal diffusion dispersion electron exciton kinetics magnetism materials science optics scattering semiconductor solid-state physics superconductivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Otfried Madelung
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikUniversität MarburgMarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78061-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61885-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4179
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