Summary: This text primarily explains the connection between the basic principles of chemistry and physics and the properties of engineering materials - metals, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, glasses, and composites. Coverage includes electrical, optical, magnetic, and superconducting properties. The text approaches the properties of electrons in solids from two complementary approaches: the atoms to molecules to solids approach popular with chemists and the nearly-f ...show moreree-electron approach popular with physicists. The book has a strong focus on the optical properties of solids, especially color, and frequent use of actual engineering applications. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 99
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