Elementary Excitations in Solids
Lectures on Protons, Electrons and Plasmons
By (author) David Pines
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Elementary Excitations in Solids by David Pines
Book DescriptionThis text continues to fill the need to communicate the present view of a solid as a system of interacting particles which, under suitable circumstances, behaves like a collection of nearly independent elementary excitations. In addition to introducing basic concepts, the author frequently refers to experimental data. Usually, both the basic theory and the applications discussed deal with the behavior of 'simple' metals, rather than the 'complicated' metals, such as the transition metals and the rare earths. Problems have been included for most of the chapters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738201153
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 10-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - David Pines
David Pines is research professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has made pioneering contributions to an understanding of many-body problems in condensed matter and nuclear physics, and to theoretical astrophysics. Editor of Perseus' Frontiers in Physics series and former editor of American Physical Society's Reviews of Modern Physics, Dr. Pines is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, a foreign member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Pines has received a number of awards, including the Eugene Feenberg Memorial Medal for Contributions to Many-Body Theory; the P.A.M. Dirac Silver Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics; and the Friemann Prize in Condensed Matter Physics.
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