Principles of Condensed Matter Physics by Paul M. Chaikin
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Principles of Condensed Matter Physics
By Paul M. Chaikin

Principles of Condensed Matter Physics

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Principles of Condensed Matter Physics by Paul M. Chaikin

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Now in paperback, this book provides an overview of the physics of condensed matter systems. Assuming a familiarity with the basics of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, the book establishes a general framework for describing condensed phases of matter, based on symmetries and conservation laws. It explores the role of spatial dimensionality and microscopic interactions in determining the nature of phase transitions, as well as discussing the structure and properties of materials with different symmetries. Particular attention is given to critical phenomena and renormalization group methods. The properties of liquids, liquid crystals, quasicrystals, crystalline solids, magnetically ordered systems and amorphous solids are investigated in terms of their symmetry, generalised rigidity, hydrodynamics and topological defect structure. In addition to serving as a course text, this book is an essential reference for students and researchers in physics, applied physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, who are interested in modern condensed matter physics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521794503
ISBN-10: 0521794501
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 37mm)
Pages: 720
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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