## Solid State PhysicsThis book provides an introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science. |

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### Contents

The Drude Theory of Metals | 1 |

The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals | 29 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

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Solid State Physics Neil W. Ashcroft,AshcroftNeil W.,il W. Ashcroft,N. David Mermin Snippet view - 1976 |

Solid State Physics Neil W. Ashcroft,AshcroftNeil W.,il W. Ashcroft,N. David Mermin Snippet view - 1976 |

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