Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This book marked the centenary of the discovery of the electron by J. J. Thomson in 1897, an event which occurred at a great turning point in the history of scientific ideas, and the impact of which on the development of science in the twentieth century has been profound. The electron was the first elementary particle to be discovered. It sets the basic scales of energy and length in chemistry and materials science, and its ubiquitous presence to drive electrical and electronic devices in everyday life is familiar to everyone. In this book the discussion moves from the historical context of the discovery of the electron and its basic properties, to the Dirac equation, bonding in condensed matter, Fermi and non-Fermi liquids, quantum order, superconductivity, heavy, coherent and composite electrons, and the role of the electron in the cosmos, with each chapter written by a prominent figure in the field.

Buy Electron book by Michael Springford from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521078894
ISBN-10: 052107889X
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 170mm x 18mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Electron book by Michael Springford and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Michael Springford

Electrons at the Fermi Surface by Michael Springford

Electrons at the Fermi Surface

Paperback, March 2011
$103.50
Electron by Michael Springford

Electron

Hardback, March 1997
$175.50