Magnetism in Condensed Matter (Oxford Master Series in Physics)

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The superb book describes the modern theory of the magnetic properties of solids. Starting from fundamental principles, this copiously illustrated volume outlines the theory of magnetic behaviour, describes experimental techniques, and discusses current research topics. The book is intended for final year undergraduate students and graduate students in the physical sciences.

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Dr Stephen Blundell, University of Oxford, Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, Tel.: 01865/272347, Fax: 01865/272400, Email: s.blundell@physics.ox.ac.uk

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"Written for undergraduates who have knowledge of basic quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and some atomic physics, this clearly organized text introduces magnetism in condensed matter systems. The chapters are laid out with tables, annotation, and some of the figures incorporated into the wide outside margins. Lists of reading and exercises conclude each chapter but the last, which is devoted to new topics and unanswered problems in the field."--SciTech Book News


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