Structure of Matter

An Introductory Course with Problems and Solutions

  • Attilio Rigamonti
  • Pietro Carretta

Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT)

Also part of the Collana di Fisica e Astronomia book sub series (UNITEXTFIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 1-63
  3. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 65-94
  4. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 95-132
  5. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 133-170
  6. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 171-208
  7. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 209-241
  8. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 243-256
  9. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 257-291
  10. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 293-311
  11. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 313-365
  12. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 367-381
  13. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 383-420
  14. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 421-447
  15. Attilio Rigamonti, Pietro Carretta
    Pages 449-476
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 477-492

About this book

Introduction

Intended Audience, Approach and Presentation This text is intended for a course of about four months for undergraduate students. Itarisesfromtheadaptationandtheamendmentstoatextforafu- yearcourseinStructureofMatter,writtenbyoneoftheauthors(A. R. )about thirty years ago. At that time only a few (if any) textbooks having the suited formforintroductiontothebasicquantumpropertiesofatoms,moleculesand crystalsinacomprehensiveandinterrelatedway,wereavailable. Alongthelast twentyyearsmanyexcellentbookspursuingtheaforementionedaimhavebeen published (some of them are listed at the end of this preface). Still there are reasons,inouropinion,toattemptafurthertextdevotedtothequantumroots of condensed matter properties. A practical aspect in this regard involves the organization of the studies in Physics, after the huge scienti?c outburst of the varioustopicsoffundamentalandtechnologicalcharacterinrecentdecades. In most Universities there is now a ?rst period of three or four years, common to all the students and devoted to elementary aspects, followed by an advanced program in more specialized ?elds of Physics. The di?cult task is to provide a common and formative introduction in the ?rst period suitable as a basis for buildingupmoreadvancedcoursesandtobridgetheareabetweenelementary physics and topics pertaining to the research activities. The present attempt towards a readable book, hopefully presenting those desired characteristics, essentially is based on a mixture of simpli?ed institutional theory with solved problems. The hope, in this way, is to provide physical insights, basic culture and motivation, without deteriorating the possibility of advanced subsequent learning. Organization Structure of Matter is such a wide ?eld involving so many subjects that a ?rst taskisto?ndawaytocon?neanintroductorytext. Thepresentstatusofthat VI Preface discipline represents a key construction of the scienti?c knowledge, possibly equated only by the unitary description of the electromagnetic phenomena.

Keywords

Condensed Matter Magnetic Resonance atoms diatomic molecule molecule molecules quantum mechanics solids

Authors and affiliations

  • Attilio Rigamonti
    • 1
  • Pietro Carretta
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica “A. Volta”Università degli Studi di PaviaPavia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1129-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1128-1
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1129-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2038-5714
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