Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Back Matter

Some time back we had presented some excerpts from the preface of the upcoming third edition of the book Elements of Solid State Physics by Dr Jagdish Prasad Srivastava, formerly professor at the Physics Department, here at AMU. Here is the back matter of the same:

                                                                  THIRD EDITION
J.P. Srivastava
This revised and updated third edition of the text builds on the strength of previous edition and gives a systematic and clear exposition of the fundamental principles of solid state physics.
The text covers the topics such as crystal structures and chemical bonds, semiconductors, dielectrics, magnetic materials, superconductors, and nanomaterials. What distinguishes this text is the clarity and precision with which the author discusses the principles of physics, their relations as well as their applications. The most notable features of this third edition are: a detailed discussion on the bonding and cohesion of atoms, the picture of Fermi level in extrinsic semiconductors, and a precise and elaborate treatment of grain boundaries. With the addition of the new sections and additional information, this third edition should prove highly useful for the students.
This book is designed for the courses in solid state physics for B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. students of physics. Besides, the book would also be useful to students of electrical/electronics and allied engineering disciplines.
  • Specific nature of primary and secondary bonds distinguished (Chapter 2)
  • A new section on the Fermi level in extrinsic semiconductors (Chapter 9)
  • A conceptualized view of Burgers vector(Chapter 12)
  • A precise and elaborate account of grain boundaries (Chapter 12)
  •  Two new sections on “The Limit of Smallness” and “ Hazard, Hope and Hype” (Chapter 16)

J.P. Srivastava is a former Professor of Physics from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and an Emeritus Scientist. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and did postdoctoral research in Germany as a DAAD-Fellow. Professor Srivastava has over 30 years of teaching experience in solid state physics at the postgraduate level. He has published nearly 80 research papers in international journals in the areas of Crystal Fields, Phase Transitions, MIT, and CMR.