## Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics, Volume 1- Basic concepts are emphasized; usually they are intuitively introduced, then more precisely formulated, and compared with correlated concepts. - A plethora of new topics, such as quasicrystals, photonic crystals, GMR, TMR, CMR, high Tc superconductors, Bose-Einstein condensation, etc., are presented with sharp physical insights. - Bond and band approaches are discussed in parallel, breaking the barrier between physics and chemistry. - A highly accessible chapter is included on correlated electronic states -- rarely found in an introductory text. - Introductory chapters on tunneling, mesoscopic phenomena, and quantum-confined nanostructures constitute a sound foundation for nanoscience and nanotechnology. - The text is profusely illustrated with about 500 figures. |

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### Contents

Overview | 1 |

Science Press for Figs 17 3 3 and 17 3 | 17 |

Symmetry of Structure | 27 |

Organization of the Crystalline State | 49 |

Beyond the Crystalline State | 73 |

Springer for Fig 14 4 | 76 |

Inhomogéneo us Structure | 99 |

Wave Propagation in Periodic and Quasiperiodic Structures | 121 |

Bond Approach | 275 |

Bibliography | 300 |

Correlated Electronic States | 333 |

Quantum Confined Nanostructures | 363 |

Landau Theory of Phase Transitions | 405 |

Crystals Quasicrystals and Liquid Crystals | 427 |

Ferromagnets Antiferromagnets and Ferrimagnets | 449 |

Superconductors and Superfluids | 481 |

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