## The Theory of Metals: Based on an Essay Awarded the Adams Prize in the University of Cambridge, 1931-1932 |

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alloys approximation assume axes band bismuth Boltzmann equation Brillouin zone calculated collisions conductivity conductor consider coordinates corresponding crystal curve defined degenerate determine diamagnetism distribution function electric field electrons per atom electrons per unit emission energy discontinuities energy levels equilibrium exchange forces experimental expression Fermi distribution Fermi energy Fermi-Dirac statistics formula free path frequency give given hexagonal infinite lattice constant lattice point lattice vibrations low temperatures magnetic field metal method nearly free electrons neglect normal number of electrons number of free obtain Physik planes potential energy Proc quantity quantum numbers resistance Schrodinger equation semi-conductors shown in fig simple cubic lattice solid solution Sommerfeld specific heat sphere spin structure summation superconducting theory thermoelectric thermoelectric effects total energy unit cell unit volume valency electrons values variation velocity volts wave functions wave vector Wiedemann-Franz law zero zone boundary