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Quantum Theory of Solids

R. E. Peierls


This book develops the quantum theory of solids from the basic principles of quantum mechanics. The emphasis is on a single statement of the ideas underlying the various approximations that have to be used in the study of this subject. Care is taken to separate sound arguments from conjecture. The treatment covers the electron theory of metals as well as the dynamics of crystals, including the author's work on the thermal conductivity of crystals.

Keywords: quantum theory, quantum theory of solids, theoretical physics, electron theory of metals, dynamics of crystals, thermal conductivity of crystals, condensed matter physics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198507819
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507819.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. E. Peierls, author
University of Birmingham