Out of the Crystal Maze
Chapters from the History of Solid-state Physics
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Out of the Crystal Maze by Lillian Hoddeson
Book DescriptionThis monumental work focuses on the field of solid-state physics - now more properly referred to as condensed-matter physics - which grew to maturity between 1920 and 1960. The questions that were posed, and answered, during this period, regarding the structure of solid matter and why some materials are good insulators or conductors, led to applications of the highest economic, military and cultural importance. The history of these exciting developments is told in an easy-to-follow text, accessible to general readers, while maintaining standards of high scholarship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195053296
(244mm x 166mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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