While the standard solid state topics are covered, the basic ones often have more detailed derivations than is customary (with an empasis on crystalline solids).
Several recent topics are introduced, as are some subjects normally included only in condensed matter physics. Lattice vibrations, electrons, interactions, and spin effects (mostly in magnetism) are discussed the most comprehensively.
Many problems are included whose level is from "fill in the steps" to long and challenging, and the text is equipped with references and several comments about experiments with figures and tables.
Crystal Binding and Structure.- Lattice Vibrations and Thermal Properties.- Electrons in Periodic Potentials.- The Interaction of Electrons and Lattice Vibrations.- Metals, Alloys, and the Fermi Surface.- Semiconductors.- Magnetism, Magnons, and Magnetic Resonance.- Superconductivity.- Dielectrics and Ferroelectrics.- Optical Properties of Solids.- Defects in Solids.- Current Topics in Solid Condensed-Matter Physics.