Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The classical free electron model; 2. Quantum mechanical free electron model; 3. Application of the Fermi gas model; 4. Energy bands; 5. Experimental evidence for band structure and effective mass; 6. Electrical conduction in semiconductors and insulators; 7. Semiconductor devices; 8. Localized electrons; 9. Magnetism; 10. Superconductivity; Appendices; Index.
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