## Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering"Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering, 2nd Edition, provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to solid state engineering, combining concepts from physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science and mechanical engineering. Revised throughout, this third edition includes new topics such as electron-electron and electron-phonon interactions, in addition to the Kane effective mass method. A chapter devoted to quantum mechanics has been expanded to cover topics such as the harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, the quantum mechanical description of angular momentum and the origin of spin. This textbook also features an improved transport theory description, which now goes beyond Drude theory, discussing the Boltzmann approach. Introducing students to the rigorous quantum mechanical way of thinking about and formulating transport processes, this textbook presents the basic physics concepts and thorough treatment of semiconductor characterization technology, designed for solid state engineers."--Publisher's website. |

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### Contents

Electronic Structure of Atoms | 2 |

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics | 71 |

Electrons and Energy Band Structures in Crystals | 131 |

Low Dimensional Quantum Structures | 135 |

x | 140 |

Phonons | 171 |

Thermal Properties of Crystals | 219 |

9 | 288 |

l6 Photodetectors | 541 |

Appendix | 581 |

Index | 621 |

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