Physics of Materials

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CRC Press, Jun 23, 1998 - Science - 496 pages
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Few areas of science are as interdisciplinary as materials science. Chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, and mathematics each play a part within it. The role of physics is to describe the objects, effects and phenomena at different scales (micro-, meso-, and macroscopic) as precisely as possible.
Physics of Materials addresses this description at the elementary level. Based on an undergraduate level course taught at the Ecole Polytechnique, France, the main emphasis is on the conduction related phenomena (electronic properties) and the plastic behavior (ionic properties) of materials, such as metals and alloys, semiconductors, and ceramics. It assumes a basic grounding in statistical physics, quantum mechanics and elasticity but does not require prior knowledge of solid-state physics, to which it will serve as a useful introduction.
The presentation of the course is followed by several examination problems, with solutions, which cover various specific applications of the general concepts and which will enable readers to test their understanding of these concepts.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER III
31
CHAPTER IV
67
CHAPTER V
83
CHAPTER VI
115
CHAPTER VII
155
DIFFUSION AND PRECIPITATION
173
CHAPTER IX
195
EXTENDED STATES AND LOCALISED STATES ON A CHAIN
295
PROBLEM 6
314
PROBLEM 7
339
PROBLEM 9
355
PROBLEM 11
373
PROBLEM 12
386
PROBLEM 13
399
PROBLEM 15
415

PROBLEM 16
196
CHAPTER X
223
ANNEX 1
255
PROBLEMS WITH SOLUTIONS 275
258
ANNEX 5
270
LITHIUM PLATELETS
277
SWELLING OF NUCLEAR FUELS
427
EVOLUTION OF IRRADIATED STEELS
440
PROBLEM 18
453
COMPLEMENTARY READING
471
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Professor Yves Quere in 1970 joined the Ecole Polytechnique where he has been the Dean of the Senate of Professors and the Chairman of the Department of Physics.

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