Physics 556 Spring 2004
Required Textbook

 S. Doniach and E. H. Sondheimer, Green's Functions for Solid State Physicists,
Imperial College Press, New Edition, 1998 paperback

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
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
Amazon lists this at List Price: $22.95, discounted price: $16.07
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
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.
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)
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 8/19/2003 Philip B. Allen
back to PHY 556 home page