Structure of Matter

An Introductory Course with Problems and Solutions

  • Attilio Rigamonti
  • Pietro Carretta

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 1-59
  3. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 61-87
  4. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 89-120
  5. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 121-155
  6. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 157-191
  7. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 193-222
  8. Pietro Carretta, Attilio Rigamonti
    Pages 223-236
  9. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 237-269
  10. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 271-288
  11. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 289-335
  12. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 337-351
  13. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 353-389
  14. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 391-416
  15. Pietro Carretta, Attilio Rigamonti
    Pages 417-444
  16. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 445-476
  17. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 477-503
  18. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 505-538
  19. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 539-590
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 591-604

About this book

Introduction

This textbook, now in its third edition, provides a formative introduction to the structure of matter that will serve as a sound basis for students proceeding to more complex courses, thus bridging the gap between elementary physics and topics pertaining to research activities. The focus is deliberately limited to key concepts of atoms, molecules and solids, examining the basic structural aspects without paying detailed attention to the related properties. For many topics the aim has been to start from the beginning and to guide the reader to the threshold of advanced research. This edition includes four new chapters dealing with relevant phases of solid matter (magnetic, electric and superconductive) and the related phase transitions. The book is based on a mixture of theory and solved problems that are integrated into the formal presentation of the arguments. Readers will find it invaluable in enabling them to acquire basic knowledge in the wide and wonderful field of condensed matter and to understand how phenomenological properties originate from the microscopic, quantum features of nature.

Keywords

Atoms in Electric and Magnetic Fields Crystal Structures Electron States in Crystals Electronic States in Diatomic Molecules Nuclear Motions in Molecules Paraelectric-Ferroelectric Phase Transition Superconductive Phase Transition and Fluctuations Textbook Atoms, Molecules and Solids Textbook Condensed Matter Vibrational Motions of the Ions and Thermal Effects

Authors and affiliations

  • Attilio Rigamonti
    • 1
  • Pietro Carretta
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.University of PaviaPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17897-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17896-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17897-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7882
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7890
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