
Title  Introduction to the Physics of Matter : Basic atomic, molecular, and solidstate physics 
Author(s)  by Nicola Manini 
Description  XI, 276 p. 165 illus., 59 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book offers an uptodate, compact presentation of basic topics in the physics of matter, from atoms to molecules to solids, including elements of statistical mechanics. The adiabatic separation of the motion of electrons and nuclei in matter and its spectroscopic implications are outlined for molecules and recalled regularly in the study of the dynamics of gases and solids. Numerous experiments are described and more than 160 figures give a clear visual impression of the main concepts. Sufficient detail of mathematical derivations is provided to enable students to follow easily. The focus is on presentday understanding and especially on phenomena fitting various independentparticle models. The historical development of this understanding, and phenomena such as magnetism and superconductivity, where interparticle interactions and nonadiabatic effects play a crucial role, are mostly omitted. A final outlook section stimulates the curiosity of the reader to pursue the study of such advanced topics in graduate courses 
Contents Note  Introduction  Basic ingredients  Typical scales  Atoms  Oneelectron atom/ions  Manyelectron atoms  Molecules  The adiabatic separation  Chemical and nonchemical bonding  Statistical physics  Equilibrium ensembles  Ideal systems  Solids  The microscopic structure of solids  Electrons in crystals 
Keyword(s)  1. Atomic/Molecular Structure and Spectra
2. CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS
3. PHYSICS
4. QUANTUM PHYSICS
5. QUANTUM THEORY
6. Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity
7. THERMODYNAMICS

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