## Elements of Solid State PhysicsThis introduction to solid state physics covers the basic problems of condensed matter (amorphous or glassy solids and liquid crystals). Ion lattice symmetry and its direct consequences are treated in the first chapter. Following the adiabatic approximation, the treatment is divided into two parts: the system of ions and the system of electrons. Interactions of the two systems are considered and the various properties of the solid, beginning with some general considerations on structure and phase transitions are also dealt with. |

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Symmetry and the Lattice | 1 |

System of Ions | 15 |

System of Electrons | 43 |

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absorption According applied magnetic field atom axes axis Bloch function Brillouin zone calculation charge coefficient component condition conduction band conduction electrons Consider coordinate crystal degenerate denote density depends dielectric function direct-product displacement distribution function effective mass eigenfunctions eigenstates electric field emission energy band energy gap equation equilibrium exchange interaction exciton exp(ik expectation value expression factor Fermi surface ﬁeld ﬁrst free carriers frequency given gives Hamiltonian inelastic scattering integer interband involves ions irreducible representation lattice vibration linear magnetic field magnitude matrix element metals modes normal one-electron approximation optical orbit orthogonal oscillator pair parameter particles perturbation phonon point group polarization primitive cell properties quantum radiation reciprocal lattice relation represents rotation scalar signiﬁcant space group spin structure subband sublattice substance superconducting symmetry operation temperature tensor theory thermal tion transformation transitions treatment unit volume valence band wavefunction wavevector zero