Author(s) : Safa O. Kasap
Publisher : McGraw-Hill
Date        : 2001
Pages     : 252
Format    : PDF
ISBN-10  : 0072456361

Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices, Second Edition, is a greatly enhanced version of the highly successful text Principles of Electrical Engineering Materials and Devices. It is designed for a first course on electronic materials given in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics Departments at the undergraduate level. The second edition has numerous revisions, additional sections such as "Phonons" and "Optoelectronic Materials and Devices", more solved problems, and a completely new chapter on "Optical Properties of Materials". The revisions have improved the rigor without sacrificing the original semiquantitative approach that the students liked.

For example, the thermoelectric effect now includes the Mott-Jones index (x) which is normally treated at the graduate level but has been introduced here through a semiquantitative discussion to explain the true sign of the Seebeck coefficient in metals (one of the most difficult graduate topics in quantum mechanics of metals). The problems have also been updated and various difficult figures have been redrafted to enhance the pedagogy. The second edition includes the Electronic Materials and Devices CD-ROM.