Physics 472 Fall 2011
Required Textbook

Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, John Wiley & Sons

Other recommended books
(an incomplete list of books I like)

H. Ibach and H. Luth, Solid State Physics, An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science, 4th edition, Springer (2009)
ISBN 0-387-52207-7
graduate level

N. W.Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin, Solid State Physics, Saunders (1976)
good alternative introduction, more theoretical than Kittel

John M. Ziman, Principles of the Theory of Solids
Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 1979 paperback
A great and simple graduate-level treatment of the core topics.

S. M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 2nd Edition (Wiley, 1981)

Walter A. Harrison, Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids: The Physics of the Chemical Bond
Dover Pubns (1989) ISBN: 0486660214

last revised 8/15/2011 Philip B. Allen
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