About the Book
This revised edition is based on the new syllabus of JNTU, Hyderabad 2009-10. The new syllabus includes emerging topics like Elements of Statistical Mechanics, Physics of Semiconductor devices and Acoustics of Buildings and Acoustic quieting. In this edition these new topics have been included. Salient features • Many more objective questions and answers, fill in the blanks, etc., have been added to facilitate the students to have self-evaluation of the subject. • Concepts of Electromagnetics, Electrical Technology and Electromechanics are elaborated further in Magnetic Properties chapter. • Superconductivity, Lasers and Fiber Optics are made simple and student friendly. • Chapter on Nanotechnology is expanded. This JNTU Special Edition will be useful to the students in acquiring full knowledge of the subject and prepare for examinations thoroughly.
1. Bonding in Solids 2. Crystallography and Crystal Structures 3. X-Ray Diffraction 4. Defects in Crystals 5. Elements of Statistical Mechanics 6. Principles of Quantum Mechanics 7. Band Theory of Solids 8. Semiconductor Physics 9. Physics of Semiconductor Devices 10. Dielectric Properties 11. Magnetic properties 12. Lasers 13. Fiber Optics 14. Acoustics of Buildings and Acoustic Quieting 15. Nanotechnology
About the Author
T. Bhima Sankaram is a retired Professor in Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is a well known materials scientist in the country. He along with his collaborators has been doing work on ferroelectrics, piezoeletrics, ferroelectro-mangetics and magneto-electric composites under various research projects sponsored by DST, DRDO, UGC, ADA etc., He has published about seventy research papers in reputed international journals. G. Prasad is presently Professor in Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has 13 years of experience in teaching and has published more than 30 research papers.