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1. Quantum Electronics for Atomic
2. Electronic Structure and the Properties
3. Beginning Electronics Through
4. Electronic Properties of Materials
5. Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics,
6. Electronic Structure: Basic Theory
7. Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic
8. Introducing Molecular Electronics
9. Hands-On Electronics: A Practical
10. Physics of Quantum Electron Devices
11. The Art of Electronics
12. Principles of Condensed Matter
13. Gallium Nitride Processing for
14. Beginning Analog Electronics through
15. Springer Handbook of Electronic
16. Understanding Solid State Physics
17. Advances in Electronics and Electron
18. Elementary Electronic Structure
19. Nanostructure Physics and Fabrication:
20. The Fields of Electronics: Understanding

1. Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics (Oxford Graduate Texts)
by Warren Nagourney
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2010-06-11)
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Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics provides a course in quantum electronics for researchers in atomic physics. The book covers the usual topics, such as Gaussian beams, cavities, lasers, nonlinear optics and modulation techniques, but also includes a number of areas not usually found in a textbook on quantum electronics. It includes such practical matters as the enhancement of nonlinear processes in a build-up cavity, impedance matching into a cavity, laser frequency stabilization (including servomechanism theory), astigmatism in ring cavities, and atomic/molecular spectroscopic techniques for the generation of a discriminant for laser frequency locking. A number of very recent developments are discussed, such as fiber lasers and frequency metrology using femtosecond lasers. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter. ... Read more

2. Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids: The Physics of the Chemical Bond
by Walter A. Harrison
Paperback: 582 Pages (1989-07-01)
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This innovative text offers basic understanding of the electronic structure of covalent and ionic solids, simple metals, transition metals and their compounds. It also explains how to calculate dielectric, conducting and bonding properties for each. With a useful "Solid State Table of the Elements."
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2-0 out of 5 stars Use it as a paper weight.
As a scientist who went thru the rigors of getting a PhD in an American public university, I have noticed many subtle but inefficient practices.One of the worst goes as follows.A certain promising doctoral student starts on his (or her) research.His advisor hands him a classic text to read.Said text is nigh incomprehensible, but our prodigal student endeavors and comes to gradually understand the text and apply it to his studies.He graduates, begins his career and eventually gets that tenured position.Years later when he supervises his first graduate student, he imparts said text upon a new sufferer and the process begins anew.This book by W. A. Harrison is such a text.It is extremely hard to read, the words are small, there are few images or graphs or plots, and the examples are not geared for the computer age.But, because this book came out when solid state simulations began to spread in use and multiple free codes came about, it was read and used by many scientists and apprentices.Nowadays, there are dozens of much better books that are much easier to read and understand.Yet I still encounter this text being used.Why?Because many academics fought thru it, are proud of the feat, and somehow intend their trainees to do the same.

I read this book after reading thru over a dozen other books in the same subject, and found this to be the hardest and least understandable.This book is often considered the Bible of electronic structure simulations.This is a correct statement in the worst sense possible because the number of people who understand the Bible is much less than those who swear by it; i.e. very similar to this book.Overall, I do not recommend buying it or reading it.Its only redeeming quality is the exhaustive number of equations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Without parallel in Materials Science literature
This book has no parallel in the literature of theoretical materials science. The information contained in the book allows first principle calculations of properties of important technological materials like perovskite oxides, semiconductors, etc. I would suggest the reader to consult the papers by R. Haydock and others in Solid State Physics, vol.35 of 1980 to
complemment the methods presented in the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential book for condensed matter physicists
If you are studying the solid state physics, it is a necessary book for you. It covers various properties of almost all kinds of solid state materials and shows pretty new experimental data from reliable sources.This book also starts with a clear introduction in each chapter so thateven for a beginner, it is easy to read. This book will be a good referencebook for you to find out the definition of terminologies in this field.Personally, I use this book as a referece frequently.

This book isdefinitely not a book you can read through quickly but a book where youfind out information through your life.

If you are a scientist andinterested in solid state physics like semiconductor or metal, this is alsoa good book to get a good guide and introduction. ... Read more

3. Beginning Electronics Through Projects
by Andrew Singmin Education: Master's DegreeSemiconductor Physics from Brunel University inLondon; Ph.D.Solid State Physics from the University of London.
Paperback: 112 Pages (1997-08-21)
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If you are interested in electronics, but don't know where to start, Beginning Electronics Through Projects lets you learn the basics through building 10 step-by-step projects.Theory is limited to "need-to-know" information that will allow you to get started right away.No complex math.Common components and their functions are described briefly in everyday terms. All the components used in the book are widely available, and pre-assembled parts kits and circuit boards are available by mail from the author.

Andrew Singmin is President of Singmin Enterprises, an electronics consulting company based outside of Ottawa, Ontario, in Canada.He has been involved in the electronics industry for more than 20 years, and has had numerous articles published in Electronics Handbook and Popular Electronics.His articles have specialized in teaching electronics to the beginner through projects.Mr. Singmin attained his electronics engineering degree in London, UK, and has postgraduate degrees in Semiconductor Physics (Masters) and Solid State Physics (Doctorate).

Learn basic theory and components.
10 easy-to-build projects.
Parts kits and printed circuit board available. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not the basic analog electronics book I was looking for...
I was looking for a book that would have basic circuits that used transistors.The circuits in this book all use IC's - so not what I wanted.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money!
When you cut right down to it this book is just a 120 page commercial for the SINGMIN PCB.Andrew Singmin uses this book to continuously tell the reader that they'll have more success with electronics if they buy his PCB. The theory included in the book is non-existant, and the projects aresimply a step by step guide of what to solder pin x of a 555 IC to.Thereis no discusion as to why.If you buy this book and build the projects,you will not have gained anything useful. ... Read more

4. Electronic Properties of Materials
by Rolf E. Hummel
Hardcover: 438 Pages (2000-12-21)
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Asin: 038795144X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book on electrical, optical, magnetic and thermal properties of materials differs from other introductory texts in solid state physics. First, it is written for engineers, particularly materials and electrical engineers, who want to gain a fundamental understanding of semiconductor devices, magnetic materials, lasers, alloys, and so forth. Second, it stresses concepts rather than mathematical formalism. Third, it is not an encyclopedia: The topics are restricted to material considered to be essential and which can be covered in one 15-week semester.The book is divided into five parts. The first part, "Fundamentals of Electron Theory," introduces the essential quantum mechanical concepts needed for understanding materials science; the other parts may be read independently of each other. Many practical applications are discussed to provide students with an understanding of electronic devices currently in use. The solutions to the numerical problems are given in the appendix.Previous editions have been well received by students and teachers alike. This third edition has again been thoroughly revised and brought up to date to take into account the explosive developments in electrical, optical, and magnetic materials and devices. In particular, the book contains expanded sections on flat-panel displays (liquid crystals, electroluminescent devices, and field-emission and plasma displays) as well as discussions of recent developments in ferro- and piezoelectricity, magneto-optical memories, photonic and magnetoresistive devices, blue- and green-emitting LED's, and dielectric and thermoelectric properties.Rolf E. Hummel is Professor of Materials Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He received his Ph.D. in 1963 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and the Max-Planck Institute for Materials Research, also in Stuttgart. His previous publications include Optical Properties of Metals and Alloys (1971) Electro- and Thermo-transport in Metals and Alloys (1977), the two-volume Handbook of Optical Properties (ed.) (1996) and Understanding Materials Science (1998).


HARPER'S REVIEW"This book will provide an excellent fundamental understanding of materials for the wide range of electrical and electronic appliances." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality
Came super fast in the mail. Clean and good quality. Exactly what I expected. Thank you!

4-0 out of 5 stars Well Written
I am taking Solid State Physics and my professor recommended this book along with 9 others separate from the text required for class.The text required for class can take a hike, but this book remained strong out of the 10 I checked out from the Library.I have the older version with a red cover but I have to say its pretty darn clear especially for such an abstract subject that even my professor has trouble explaining. Sometimes you find a gem. I wouldn't say it digs deep into any one thing but it does give an overview. I would seriously consider buying this book purely for reference durning my EE degree.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great reference text. Well organized and presented.
This is an excellent text for every electrical engineering student whether graduate or undergraduate. I found the information to be clear and concise which made the concepts easily manageable. The use of mathematical formulas are placed in such a way as to aid with the reading rather than to be overbearing as other solid-state physics texts can be. The author does a great job in sectioning the book into parts, thereby making it easier to focus on a particular area of interest without having to hunt for the deisred information. For practicing engineers, this is a good reference book, especially if you are looking to gain a further understanding of device physics.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, concept-oriented treatment of the subject.
The author should be commended for writing a textbook that focuses on the concepts instead of mathematical formulas, making the subject easy to comprehend.At the same time, the formulas are there for more indepthunderstanding.Overall, a good textbook for an undergraduate student ofmaterials science. ... Read more

5. Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications
by Jacob Fraden
Hardcover: 556 Pages (2001-09-21)
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The Handbook's coverage of sensors is extensive, ranging from simple photodiodes to complex devices containing components in combination. It offers hard-to-find reference data on the properties of numerous materials and sensing elements and emphasizes devices that are less well-known, whose technology is still being refined, and whose use permits the measurement of variables that were previously inaccessible. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great, comprehensive overview
I think this book is great.It has a good portion dedicated to introduction to instrumentation and a lot of what I thought was fairly obscure knowledge about different sensors.It wasn't as in-depth as I would have liked when it came to how individual sensors might be designed, but that would make it into a pretty heavy book in retrospect.

5-0 out of 5 stars great transaction and book
Very comprehensive on the different types of sensors out there and underlying theory of operation. ... Read more

6. Electronic Structure: Basic Theory and Practical Methods (Vol 1)
by Richard M. Martin
Hardcover: 648 Pages (2004-04-26)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The study of the electronic structure of materials is at a momentous stage, with the emergence of new computational methods and theoretical approaches.This volume provides an introduction to the field and describes its conceptual framework, the capabilities of present methods, limitations, and challenges for the future. Many properties of materials can now be determined directly from the fundamental equations of quantum mechanics, bringing new insights into critical problems in physics, chemistry, and materials science. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars good book but can be improved
This is a good book containing lots of important stuffs. You will find it useful. The two problems are: 1. arrangement of knowledges are not good 2. the language is too hard for a chem background student. For example, the discussion of lattices, I tried several hours on understanding his words but at last I got understood by reading Ashcroft's SSP book in less than one hour.

From the book it can be seen that the author is definitively an expert on his field, the only thing he needed is the ability to explain clearly his thoughts.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book, badly bound
I got this book quite soon, just four days after ordering. However, the binding of this book is so terrible that I have to return it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Gr8 Book on DFT Concepts
I like this book and would recommend it to any beginner into density functional theory. It explains all the modern electronic structure techniquesin a rather simple language. Its much more easier and quicker than going into hundreds of papers and not knowing where to start.

The biggest issue with this book is a rather poor organisational structure to the book. That's why I've given it a 4/5 rating. There are some concepts that have been easily thrown in at the end, into the appendices.. and having to turn pages too frequently can be annoying.

But the good work has been done & I'd ask Mr Martin to re-organise the content.

This book has the potential to be a classic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
As a graduate student attempting to learn density functional theory and its use in computer programmes, I have found this book to be an excellent addition to my library.Well structured and written.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not impressive
Although the topics the book embrasses are current and essential for practising chemists, physisists and materials scientists the pedagogic care with which it explains some of the topics is poor.

The author makes the assumption that the reader is familiarized with the heavy mathematical formalism and notation which is commonplace in specialized physics articles but fails to remember that graduate students that don't have a physics background, and come from other schools of thought such as chemistry, biochemistry or materials science, might be target readers.

For instance the book's introduction to Hartree-Fock theory must be the most complicated I've ever seen with constant recourse to Dirac's delta function (without even revealing its presence, stating simply that it should be there). The link between DFT and statistical thermodynamics although interesting is not essential for the heart of the discussion. Some classic program applications like Siesta are presented but you get the feeling that it's just for show off.

All in all if you're a physicist with some years of experience in the field of planewave computation you might find the book interesting.

Otherwise if you're a beginner like me forget it! The book by Efthimios Kaxiras (Atomic and Electronic Structure of Solids) is more revealing and pedagogic and supplies every detail in the mathematical formalism. Some physicists with a more chemical sensitivity such as Harrison, chemists such as Roald Hoffmann, Jeremy Burdett or Michael Springborg or materials scientists like Adrian Sutton or David Pettifor are better suited for the novice. ... Read more

7. Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems (Cambridge Studies in Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronic Engineering)
by Supriyo Datta
Paperback: 393 Pages (1997-05-28)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Recent advances in semiconductor technology have made possible the fabrication of structures whose dimensions are much smaller than the mean free path of an electron. This book gives the first thorough account of the theory of electronic transport in such mesoscopic systems. Beginning with coverage of fundamental concepts, the book presents a detailed account of transmission function formalism which is used to describe three key topics in mesoscopic physics: the quantum Hall effect, localization, and double-barrier tunneling. Other sections include a discussion of optical analogies to mesoscopic phenomena, followed by a concluding description of the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism and its relation to the transmission formalism. Complete with problems and solutions, the book will be of great interest to graduate students of mesoscopic physics and nanoelectronic device engineering, as well as to established researchers in these fields. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Integrals from my heart
A few words to just sum it up, SUPER DATTA. The electro-moelecur analysis presented by author Super Datta is an incredible interpretation in defining the forier series. Euler's Identity is not only sexy, but intellectually stimulating. My boyfriend Michael and I a few weekends ago in Key West Florida had the opportunity to visit with Super Datta. While sipping tasty tropical beverages and listening to KC and the Sunshine band, we contemplated for hours over quantum mechanical models. This is simply the beginning of the decaying power sears.

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4-0 out of 5 stars A great book
The book primarily describes the so-called transmission formalism which is applied to electron transport in mesoscopic systems. Yet the main strength of the book is its introduction of the powerful, yet easy to implement numerically, apparatus of single-particle Green's functions. A device engineer armed with the knowledge of this apparatus and a copy of MatLab should be able to accurately model conductance and charge distribution in devices on the scale of tens of nanometers. Indeed, the book illustrates the application of the apparatus to transmission calculations in devices such as resonant tunneling diodes and single-electron transistors. The book provides much more thancalculation recipes; the roots and physical relevance of the transmission formalism are well explained by examples such as the quantum Hall effect and conductance fluctuations. The text should be a great aid to future nanoelectronic device engineers. ... Read more

8. Introducing Molecular Electronics (Lecture Notes in Physics)
Paperback: 519 Pages (2010-11-30)
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This volume presents a summary of our current understanding of molecular electronics combined with selected state-of-the-art results at a level accessible to the advanced undergraduate or novice postgraduate. This single book comprises the basic knowledge of both theory and experiment underpinning this rapidly growing field. Concepts and techniques such as density functional theory and charge transport, break junctions and scanning probe microscopy are introduced step-by-step and are subsequently used in specific examples. The text addresses a wide range of systems including molecular junctions made of single-molecules, self-assembled monolayers, carbon nanotubes and DNA.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Introducting Molecular Electronics
This book gives an interesting, simple and amazing introduction about the basics of Molecular Electronics.Later, gives a very good explanations about the recent avances in this area.I recomend this book to those who are starting in the Molecular Electronics area. ... Read more

9. Hands-On Electronics: A Practical Introduction to Analog and Digital Circuits
by Daniel M. Kaplan, Christopher G. White
Paperback: 228 Pages (2003-06-23)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Packed full of real circuits to build and test, Hands-on Electronics is an unique introduction to analog and digital electronics theory and practice. Ideal for teaching and self-study, the book's friendly style, clear illustrations and construction details encourage rapid and effective learning of analog and digital circuit design theory. All the major topics are covered including RC circuits, diodes, transistors, op-amps, oscillators, TTL logic, counters, D/A converters and more. It explains how to use the equipment needed for the examples (oscilloscope, multimeter and breadboard) together with pin-out diagrams and manufacturers' specifications for all the key components referred to in the book. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Impractical for the hobbyist
This book is well thought out, organized, and thorough. It provides excellent hands-on exercises that help you to really understand in a functional way how electronics work. The mathematical explanations and exercises may be challenging to folks who haven't used their college calculus/algebra/trig skills in a while (me included) - though they will serve those seeking to understand the underlying fundamental calculations.

With all those positives, why a 3 star rating? Well, the book assumes that you have ready access to a ~$1,000 oscilloscope and a ~$500 proto-typing bread board. On top of that, you need all of the bits and pieces to actually do the experiments - those are relatively cheap, but not always readily available (at a local store). All of the required equipment and supplies can be obtained on-line, but it will take a concerted effort, a chunk of cash, and some lead time to get all of this stuff. There are alternatives to the expensive oscilloscope and proto-board, but this path requires some assumed additional knowledge and may prove challenging as it deviates from the proscribed curriculum.

My final thought on this book is that it is quite excellent in a classroom / lab setting, but is not very "practical" for the hobbyist. ... Read more

10. Physics of Quantum Electron Devices (Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics)
 Hardcover: 403 Pages (1990-06)
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The ability to engineer the bandstructure and the wavefunction over length scales previously inaccessible to technology using artificially structured materials and nanolithography has led to a new class of electron semiconductor devices whose operation is controlled by quantum effects. These structures not only represent exciting tools for investigating new quantum phenomena in semiconductors, but also offer exciting opportunities for applications. This book gives the first comprehensive treatment of the physics of quantum electron devices. This interdisciplinary field, at the junction between material science, physics and technology, has witnessed an explosive growth in recent years. This volume presents a detailed coverage of the physics of the underlying phenomena, and their device and circuit applications, together with fabrication and growth technology. ... Read more

11. The Art of Electronics
by Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill
Hardcover: 1125 Pages (1989-07-28)
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This is the thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics. Widely accepted as the single, authoritative text and reference on electronic circuit design, both analog and digital, this book has sold over 120,000 copies, and has been translated into eight languages.This book revolutionized the teaching of electronics by emphasizing the methods actually used by circuit designers--a combination of some basic laws, rules of thumb, and a large bag of tricks.The result is a largely nonmathematical treatment that encourages circuit intuition, brain storming, and simplified calculations of circuit values and performance. This completely new edition responds to the breakneck pace of change in electronics with totally rewritten chapters on microcomputers and microprocessors, substantially revised chapters on digital electronics, on op-amps and precision design, and on construction techniques.Every table has been revised, and many new ones have been added. The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that made the first edition so successful and popular. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An amazing intermediate electronics book for non-linear thinkers.
This book is not for everybody. If you want complete mathematical rigor, look elsewhere. If you want everything tightly organized and fully indexed, this is not your book. If you want to memorize rules rather than expand your thinking about the subject, you won't like this.

This is not the best book for absolute beginners, either. The introductory chapter is weak compared to the rest of the book. Nor is it for those seeking up-to-date reference information. Almost all of the reference data is long obsolete. Much of the info in the microcomputer/microprocessor sections is too.

It is also not a cookbook, despite what some other reviewers say. There are very few complete circuit designs.

This book is, however, PERFECT for those that think non-linearly and rely on *understanding* rather than *memorizing*. As the title promises, it teaches the *Art* of Electronics. It is not a dead collection of facts and equations, but a book-long exercise in internalizing the thought process that goes with good,creative electronic design. You will need other books to complete your education in electronics, but this book can be the key that makes it all "click".

5-0 out of 5 stars the must have book
I read this book several years ago.AS a matter of fact, one of my friends at the University owned it and well this book is excellent will teach you on a very direct and simple language how electronic components work , and the diverse applications on real life applications and devices.

5-0 out of 5 stars Art of Electronics - Excellent Reference
Got this book as a reference on electrical components in experimental applications and I am very pleased.Everything one could ever hope for (except cookies) are included in this book, and it has already helped me create quite a few components which I most likely would have made errors on otherwise. The section on Op-Amps is especially comprehensive.

3-0 out of 5 stars Used book buy
This was a used book I bought to replace one that got damaged. The condition of the book was a little rougher than description indicated. A picture of used books wouldbe helpful.
This is an iconic book in electronics even though itcould use an update, it is very thorough and helps the understanding of basic electronics. It has a lot of examples of DO's and more important sometimes DO NOT's.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's the best electronics textbook
A classic, but still completely usable. It's the text I used to learn electronics as an undergrad, the reference book I had on my shelf as a graduate student and postdoc, and the text I assigned to my physics students learning electronics. Unsurpassed. ... Read more

12. Principles of Condensed Matter Physics
by P. M. Chaikin, T. C. Lubensky
Paperback: 699 Pages (2000-10-09)
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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. After surveying the structure and properties of materials with different symmetries, it explores the role of spatial dimensionality and microscopic interactions in determining the nature of phase transitions. 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, generalized 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. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and deep approach to soft condensed matter physics
This textbook's main originality is its unusual mixture of latest experimental facts and observations in soft condensed matter with deep theoretical concepts and tools.
Exactly solved models of statistical physics pervades the text which also contains a good discussion on real-space renormalization methods and field-theoretical approaches to condensed matter problems.
The chapter on topological defects and excitations is particularly welcomed.
May not be particularly suited for self-study as some results are not always carefully derived and the exercises can prove quite hard to solve.
A prior exposure to phase transition phenomena is recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars incorrectly labelled a "soft matter" book
This is simply a modern presentation of condensed matter physics, and thus includes some soft matter examples, but it is not in any sense a "soft matter book".

To those still mired in traditional solid state physics, where electronic properties are topics 1 through 987 and understanding how a semiconductor works is still a primary goal, it may appear that this is a strange book. Indeed it is: it is a condensed matter text rather than a solid state text.

Take a look at your Ashcroft and Mermin flyleaf some time---it is over 30 years old. What have you learned since then? What have your students learned? Do they really get turned on by LAPW and FLAPW? Are you sure? This book is a good place to start bringing yourself, and your students, up to date.

5-0 out of 5 stars I know why Onslow is more interested in this book than Daisy
Captivating bedtime reading, perfect for those insomniac nights. You will only need to read page one to see how come Onslow favours Principles of Condensed Matter Physics over Daisy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Exhaustive treatment of soft matter physics!
Given my training as an engineer in undergraduate avatar and as a polymer scientist in my graduate school (enrolled into a PhD program now), I find this book a challenging endevour. It presupposes in-depth knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, and the chapters are written in a style which makes it most beneficial/suitable for Physics graduate students. Nonetheless, since every serious student in material science and polymer physics must indeed become comfortable with the theoretical concepts underlying soft matter physics, this book is a delightful (and hardcore!) introduction to the concepts of correlation functions, symmetry laws, conservation principles, phase transitions and critical phenomenon, topological defects, etc. The book by RAL Jones can provide a quick introduction to phenomenon and principles encountered in the book. But to master the trade, to become comfortable with notation used in papers, to understand the math, to make yourself a soft matter physicist, this book provides matter, paradigms and principles in comprehensive manner.

Specifically. this book is an essential reading for people studying physics of crystals, liquid crystals, quasi-crystals, amorphous materials, polymers and magnetically ordered systems. Specific chapters/sections on energy and potentials, structure and scattering,mean field theories, renormalization group theory, generalized elasticity, dynamics with emphasis on correlation & response functions, hydrodynamics with discussion on broken symmetries and fluctuation-dissipation formalism, and on wall, kinks and solitons are written with advanced readers in mind. Each chapter and topic can be appreaciated by additional reading from a textbook each in Statistical Mechanics (Pathria), Electrodynamics (Slater and Frank), Quantum Mechanics, liquid crystals (Chandrashekar or de gennes, polymers (Doi, de gennes) and scattering (neutron-Higgins, light-Pecora). Like potential readers, I am myself a student, just starting on this daunting but worthwhile study of condensed matter.

(07 March 2004)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best basic condensed matter textbook
It is not only a "soft Condensed Matter" book. This book has every basic (or kinda advanced) ideas of condensed matter physics. And there is almost no prerequisite for this book --- a reader needn't even know any solid state physics before he reads this book. The text is well written and easy to read.
--- These are all the features of a perfect textbook. ... Read more

13. Gallium Nitride Processing for Electronics, Sensors and Spintronics (Engineering Materials and Processes)
by Stephen J. Pearton, Cammy R. Abernathy, Fan Ren
Paperback: 380 Pages (2010-12-28)
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Semiconductor spintronics is expected to lead to a new generation of transistors, lasers and integrated magnetic sensors that can be used to create ultra-low power, high speed memory, logic and photonic devices. Useful spintronic devices will need materials with practical magnetic ordering temperatures and current research points to gallium and aluminium nitride magnetic superconductors as having great potential.

This book details current research into the properties of III-nitride semiconductors and their usefulness in novel devices such as spin-polarized light emitters, spin field effect transistors, integrated sensors and high temperature electronics.

Written by three leading researchers in nitride semiconductors, the book provides an excellent introduction to gallium nitride technology and will be of interest to all reseachers and industrial practitioners wishing to keep up to date with developments that may lead to the next generation of transistors, lasers and integrated magnetic sensors.

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Technical Analysis of Gallium-Based Electronics
By way of introduction to my review, Pearton et al. comment: "Group III-V nitrides offer a valuable combination of electrical, optical, and piezoelectric behavior, and enable the fabrication of LEDs, LDs, detectors, and transistors." (p. 13). GaN technology has a bright future, and enjoys a variety of applications (p. 213), including military ones (p. 166).

This modest-sized volume not only discusses gallium-based devices, but also ones that include germanium, indium, and other elements. The rare earth elements also come into play. For instance, there is mention of Gd-Ga-garnet (p. 318), various gadolinium oxides, etc.

This book requires a strong background in the subject at hand to appreciate fully. It is loaded with graphs and equations.
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14. Beginning Analog Electronics through Projects, Second Edition
by Andrew Singmin Education: Master's DegreeSemiconductor Physics from Brunel University inLondon; Ph.D.Solid State Physics from the University of London.
Paperback: 152 Pages (2001-02-01)
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Asin: 0750672838
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Analog electronics is the simplest way to start a fun, informative, learning program. Beginning Analog Electronics Through Projects, Second Edition was written with the needs of beginning hobbyists and students in mind. This revision of Andrew Singmin's popular Beginning Electronics Through Projects provides practical exercises, building techniques, and ideas for useful electronics projects. Additionally, it features new material on analog and digital electronics, and new projects for troubleshooting test equipment.

Published in the tradition of Beginning Electronics Through Projects and Beginning Digital Electronics Through Projects, this book limits theory to "need-to-know" information that will allow you to get started right away without complex math. Commonly used electronic components and their functions are described briefly in everyday terms. Ideal for progressive learning, each of the projects builds on the theory and component knowledge developed in earlier chapters. Step-by-step instructions facilitate one's learning of techniques for component identification, soldering, troubleshooting, and much more.

Includes instructions for using a general purpose assembly board
Practical, enjoyable, useful approach to learning about electronics
Features twelve easy and useful projects designed to familiarize beginners and hobbyists with the most commonly used ICs. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars good, not amazing, but good
this is a good book for people looking to well, havebasic understanding of analog electronics. some good things are that almost half the book is about the electronics not just the projects, providing more background information for other projects in this hobby. one thing i am no impressed with is how you might need to look up a few terms in his dictionary, but if you have it or already know then your good to go. i'd say it's an overall good book, but its from 2000, but i mean you could do worse. ... Read more

15. Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials
by Safa Kasap
Hardcover: 1438 Pages (2006-10-19)
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Asin: 0387260595
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Electronic materials is a truly interdisciplinary subject that encompasses a number of traditional disciplines such as materials science, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics and chemistry. This unique handbook provides broad coverage of a wide range of electronic and photonic materials, starting from fundamentals and building up to advanced topics and applications. Its wide coverage, with clear illustrations and applications and its chapter sequencing and logical flow, make this a very useful and 'useable' handbook. Each chapter has been prepared either by expert researchers or instructors who have been teaching the subject at a university or in corporate laboratories. Unlike other handbooks that concentrate on a narrow field and have chapters that start at an advanced level, the present handbook starts at a senior-undergraduate level and builds up the subject matter in easy steps and in a logical flow. Wherever possible, the sections are logically sequenced to allow those who need a quick overview of a particular topic immediate access to it. Additional valuable features include the practical applications used as examples, details on experimental techniques, useful tables that summarize equations, and, most importantly, properties of various materials. Each chapter is full of clear color illustrations that convey the concepts and make the subject matter enjoyable to read and understand. An extensive glossary aids readers form adjacent fields. The Handbook constitutes an essential reference for today's electrical engineers, material scientists and physicists.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very good book, unacceptable delay
The authors are well known for the quality of their work, so this one makes no surprise : a vast sum of knowledge brilliantly presented.

The surprise rather came from the delay. It took more than two months for Amazon to inform me that the paperback version I'd ordered first was unavailable after all and suggest to order a hard cover copy!

All in all, 3 months elapsed since my initiating the purchase process and getting the book finally delivered.

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16. Understanding Solid State Physics
by Sharon Ann Holgate
Hardcover: 367 Pages (2009-12-16)
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Asin: 0750309725
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Enables students to easily grasp basic solid state physics principles

Keeping the mathematics to a minimum yet losing none of the required rigor, Understanding Solid State Physics clearly explains basic physics principles to provide a firm grounding in the subject. The author underscores the technological applications of the physics discussed and emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of scientific research.

After introducing students to solid state physics, the text examines the various ways in which atoms bond together to form crystalline and amorphous solids. It also describes the measurement of mechanical properties and the means by which the mechanical properties of solids can be altered or supplemented for particular applications. The author discusses how electromagnetic radiation interacts with the periodic array of atoms that make up a crystal and how solids react to heat on both atomic and macroscopic scales. She then focuses on conductors, insulators, semiconductors, and superconductors, including some basic semiconductor devices. The final chapter addresses the magnetic properties of solids as well as applications of magnets and magnetism.

This accessible textbook provides a useful introduction to solid state physics for undergraduates who feel daunted by a highly mathematical approach. By relating the theories and concepts to practical applications, it shows how physics is used in the real world.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth the wait!
This book has been underway for a while, in an earlier position I worked with the author developing her ideas about how to present the material in this book. I must quickly say I have no link with the publishers now and so have no reason to 'big' up the book. Sharon Ann has put much of the last 6 years of her time into this excellent book and it really has been worth the wait. The language is clear and engaging and I think the book sets a new standard for texts in this area. If you are taking your first course in solid state physics you will not find a better book to help you. ... Read more

17. Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics, Volume 89
Hardcover: 491 Pages (1995-01-12)
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Covers topics ranging from the particle optics of accelerators, mass spectrometers, electron- and ion-microscope and their components to the theoretical and practical aspects of modern electronics. The book also presents discussions on digital image processing and pattern recognition. ... Read more

18. Elementary Electronic Structure (Revised Edition)
by Walter A. Harrison
Paperback: 860 Pages (2004-03)
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This is a revised edition of the 1999 text on the electronic structure and properties of solids, similar in spirit to the well-known 1980 text Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids. The revisions include an added chapter on glasses, and rewritten sections on spin–orbit coupling, magnetic alloys, and actinides. The text covers covalent semiconductors, ionic insulators, simple metals, and transition-metal and f-shell-metal systems. It focuses on the most important aspects of each system, making what approximations are necessary in order to proceed analytically and obtain formulae for the properties. Such back-of-the-envelope formulae, which display the dependence of any property on the parameters of the system, are characteristic of Harrison’s approach to electronic structure, as is his simple presentation and his provision of all the needed parameters.

In spite of the diversity of systems and materials, the approach is systematic and coherent, combining the tight-binding (or atomic) picture with the pseudopotential (or free-electron) picture. This provides parameters — the empty-core radii as well as the covalent energies — and conceptual bases for estimating the various properties of all these systems. Extensive tables of parameters and properties are included.

The book has been written as a text, with problems at the end of each chapter, and others can readily be generated by asking for estimates of different properties, or different materials, than those treated in the text. In fact, the ease of generating interesting problems reflects the extraordinary utility and simplicity of the methods introduced. Developments since the 1980 publication have made the theory simpler and much more accurate, besides allowing much wider application. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Treatment of Band Structure
This is written by a longstanding expert in the field of solid state physics/condensed matter. The treatment is quite solid. He covers the differences between ionic and covalent bonded structures, using a depth of physics accessible to those at a junior undergraduate level or higher.

The differences between insulators and semiconductors are explained in terms of simple band structure, without drowning the reader in equations. The visual picture of band structure that the reader can derive from the text is straightforward and should greatly aid understanding. ... Read more

19. Nanostructure Physics and Fabrication: Proceedings of the International Symposium, College Station, Texas, March 13*b115, 1989.
Hardcover: 544 Pages (1989-09-11)
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Nanostructure Physics and Fabrication contains the contributions of an interdisciplinary group of specialists in nanometer scale fabrication, physics of mesoscopic systems, electronic transport, and materials science brought together to discuss the current status of nanometer scale electronic structures. These articles provide the most current assessment of this active and growing area of interest. The introductory chapter provides comments and background material for those somewhat unfamiliar with this new area of research and serves as a condensed overview and summary of the contributions that follow.

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* Most current assessment of the field
* Articles by experts in the field
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20. The Fields of Electronics: Understanding Electronics Using Basic Physics
by Ralph Morrison
Hardcover: 192 Pages (2002-03-15)
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A practical new approach that brings together circuit theory and field theory for the practicing engineer
To put it frankly, the traditional education of most engineers and scientists leaves them often unprepared to handle many of the practical problems they encounter. The Fields of Electronics: Understanding Electronics Using Basic Physics offers a highly original correction to this state of affairs.
Most engineers learn circuit theory and field theory separately. Electromagnetic field theory is an important part of basic physics, but because it is a very mathematical subject, the connection to everyday problems is not emphasized. Circuit theory, on the other hand, is by its nature very practical. However, circuit theory cannot describe the nature of a facility, the interconnection of many pieces of hardware, or the power grid that interfaces each piece of hardware.
The Fields of Electronics offers a unique approach that brings the physics and the circuit theory together into a seamless whole for today's practicing engineers. With a clear focus on the real-world problems confronting the practitioner in the field, the book thoroughly details the principles that apply to:
* Capacitors, inductors, resistors, and transformers
* Utility power and circuit concepts
* Grounding and shielding
* Radiation
* Analog and digital signals
* Facilities and sites
Written with very little mathematics, and requiring only some background in electronics, this book provides an eminently useful new way to understand the subject of electronics that will simplify the work of every novice, experienced engineer, and scientist. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Flawed, but EEs (and experimental physicists) should buy anyway
Great book concept, but needs tighter editing.The author is expert at the topic matter, and haspersonal drive to educate EEs to think about field physics not just the customary lumped element circuit theory, to understand what they're doing rather than blindly follow rules of thumb or handed-down oral tradition of their industry.Better understanding of electrical systems as physical electromagnetic systems will be ever more important in the 21st Century with spacecraft, high energy particle accelerators, medical equipment, digital devices running at mumble-mumble zillion hoogaHertz frequencies, and in specialties critical to pushing the limits of performance such as signal integrity engineering.

The earlier chapters will be easy review for advanced students and practicing engineers - Ohm's law, power and such.Later chapters gave me insights to how electric and magnetic fields, charges and current interplay in real life electronics.The math is fairly easy going - i didn't see any calculus or vector math.Even the chapter on Poynting's vector has no vector math. All directional concepts are given with arrows in illustrations.Some familiarity with phasors may be useful, but only the concept; there are no complex number equations here either. The fancier math is great for ideal textbook problems of perfect cylinders, but hard to apply to real life equipment.The book's emphasis is on magnitudes and intuitive concepts.

The book is imperfect, unfortunately.There are problems given for practice with answers in back of the book (and not just for the odd-numbered) but some of these are marred by typos or unclear explanations in the answers.The text in general could use polishing. Some paragraphs seemed redundant or could be reworded.Some illustrations didn't make their point clearly.

However, given the expertise and street-smarts of the author, a smart engineer should be able to figure their way around these flaws and pick up fresh insights. Parts of the book seemed somewhat more like a brain dump than a well-crafted story. The best thing about this book is that it fills the gap between most electronics books that may describe field only in specialized situations (IC design, microwave shielding, etc.) and physics books that are almost always far to theoretical and mathematically sophisticated for the practical-minded engineer.Morrison has be praised for his expertise covering the range of 60Hz power up to GHz.Of course, what good are the laws of physics if they don't apply everywhere?The physics ideas are simple, taken one at a time; it's the application to practical problems such as shielding where this book helps.

The book came out in 2002. My hope is the author gets enough feedback and demand to put out a 2nd edition, with much tighter technical editing and fresh illustrations.

I'm reviewing a university library copy with a drab black cover, so i don't get to enjoy the colorful blue and orange cover as shown above.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Fields of Electronics
This is a very helpful book for practicing electrical engineers.It discusses in detail the relationship between basic physics (particularly field theory) and electrical engineering, and shows how a knowledge of practical physics forms the basis for a complete understanding of electrical phenomena.This book fills a gap left by most college physics courses, which are too theoretical to be helpful with practical engineering problems.Five stars.

1-0 out of 5 stars The Fields of Electronics
I really wanted to like this book. Truly. But it fails. Miserably. It does not represent a comprehensive approach to circuit and field theory. What I mean by this is that there is absolutely no method or application of field theory that provides insight into the quantitative design requirements of electronics to be found here. There is some solid construction advice concerning shielding and grounding, but this is probably better covered in the author's previous works. The numerous mistakes, not just typos, should have been caught in editing. The "fields" of schematic circuits... I wish they were laughable.
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