Physics 555 Fall 2007
Required Textbook

 John M. Ziman, Principles of the Theory of Solids
Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 1979 paperback
There is still no nicer simple graduate-level treatment of the core topics.

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

Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, John Wiley & Sons
highly recommended elementary text.  very useful tables of properties.

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

G. Grosso and G. Pastori Parravicini, Solid State Physics, Academic, 2000
This was my choice of text in 2004.  A very nice book, definitely idiosychratic.

Charles Kittel, Quantum Theory of Solids
John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Revision edition (March 19, 1987) 
ISBN: 0471624128

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

Walter A. Harrison, Solid State Theory
Dover Pubns (1980) ISBN: 0486639487 

O. Madelung, Introduction to Solid State Theory, 3rd Ed., Springer (1996)

H. Ibach and H. Luth, Solid State Physics, An introduction to theory and experiment, Springer (1991)
ISBN 0-387-52207-7

S. R. Elliott, The Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Cambridge (1999)
ISBN: 0471981958

M. P. Marder, Condensed Matter Physics (Wiley, 2000)
ISBN: 047117779-2

L. Mihaly and M. C. Martin, Solid State Physics, Problems and Solutions, Wiley (1996)

Melvin J. Lax, Symmetry Principles in Solid State and Molecular Physics
Dover Pubns (2001) ISBN: 0486420019
Amazon lists this at List Price: $24.95, discounted price: $17.47  This is my favorite group theory book.  However, it is not for beginners.

W. Hayes and A. M. Stoneham, Defects and Defect Processes in Nonmetallic Solids
Dover Pubns (2004) ISBN: 0486434834

Patrik Fazekas, Lecture notes on electron correlation and magnetism
World Scientific,  (1999) ISBN: 9810224745
QC754.2.B35 F39 1999

Pierre-Gilles De Gennes, Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys, Perseus Books Group (1999)
ISBN: 0738201014

P. M. Chaikin and T. C. Lubensky, Principles of Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge (1995)
In spite of the title, its really about soft condensed matter.

A. A. Abrikosov, Fundamentals of the Theory of Metals, North-Holland (1988)

E. Kaxiras, Atomic and Electronic Structure of Solids, Cambridge (2003)

Y. Toyozawa, Optical Processes in Solids, Cambridge (2003)

P. Y. Yu and M. Cardona, Fundamentals of Semiconductors, Springer (1999)
This was my choice of text in 1999.  It's very good but a little too specialized for PHY555.

K. Seeger, Semiconductor Physics, Springer (6th Ed.) (1997)
ISBN: 3-540-61507-5

H. Luth, Surfaces and Interfaces of Solid Materials, 3rd Ed., Springer (1995)

A. Zangwill, Physics at Surfaces, Cambridge (1988)

D. R. Nelson, Defects & Geometry in Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge (2002)
ISBN: 0521004004

K. S. Song and R. T. Williams, Self-Trapped Excitons, 2nd Ed., Springer 1996)
ISBN: 3-540-60446-4

S. Datta, Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems, Cambridge (1995)
ISBN: 0-521-41604-3

N. Spaldin, Magnetic Materials : Fundamentals and Device Applications, Cambridge (2003)
ISBN: 0521016584

last revised 8/14/2007 Philip B. Allen
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