Register to reply

Condensed matter pop science book

by m00npirate
Tags: book, condensed, matter, science
Share this thread:
m00npirate
#1
Nov22-07, 10:23 AM
P: 50
I've read a couple (nontehnical) books on cosmology and particle physics, but there seems to be a dearth of these on condensed matter. Anyone know of one out there? Or perhaps a semi-technical book that I could understand most of with 1 year of calc. Thanks in advance
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
'Office life' of bacteria may be their weak spot
Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought
Philips introduces BlueTouch, PulseRelief control for pain relief
Daverz
#2
Nov22-07, 12:55 PM
P: 910
How about The Nature of Solids.
ozymandias
#3
Nov22-07, 01:11 PM
P: 82
Try "Why things are the way they are", by Chandrasekar (hope I've spelled his name right :) ) - yep, the astrophysics guy.

--------
Assaf
Physically Incorrect

las3rjock
#4
Nov22-07, 02:24 PM
P: 235
Condensed matter pop science book

For a semi-technical book, I recommend The Solid State by Rosenberg. In response to the previous reply, the correct spelling is "Chandrasekhar", and I'm pretty sure it's not the astrophysicist ("Chandrasekhar" is a relatively common Indian last name). Finally, for a non-technical book, The New Science of Strong Materials by Gordon and Ball looks pretty good and is readily available.
ozymandias
#5
Nov22-07, 02:29 PM
P: 82
I stand corrected :).

--------
Assaf
Physically Incorrect
m00npirate
#6
Nov22-07, 07:45 PM
P: 50
Awesome! Thanks for the suggestions =]
m00npirate
#7
Nov24-07, 02:03 PM
P: 50
Quote Quote by las3rjock View Post
For a semi-technical book, I recommend The Solid State by Rosenberg. In response to the previous reply, the correct spelling is "Chandrasekhar", and I'm pretty sure it's not the astrophysicist ("Chandrasekhar" is a relatively common Indian last name). Finally, for a non-technical book, The New Science of Strong Materials by Gordon and Ball looks pretty good and is readily available.
Which one of these did you mean? http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...enberg&x=0&y=0
las3rjock
#8
Nov24-07, 03:17 PM
P: 235
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0198518706
Chris Hillman
#9
Nov24-07, 04:44 PM
Sci Advisor
P: 2,340
Quote Quote by ozymandias View Post
Try "Why things are the way they are", by Chandrasekar (hope I've spelled his name right :) ) - yep, the astrophysics guy.
The author of the book you cited is Bellur Sivaramiah Chandrasekhar (b. 1928); the Nobel Laureate astrophysicist was Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995).


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Matter == condensed energy General Physics 1
Condensed Matter Physics (Wiley-Interscience) Condensed Matter Physics book Science & Math Textbooks 4
Condensed Matter Physicists Atomic, Solid State, Comp. Physics 1
Which book is the best for a beginner of condensed matter physics ? Atomic, Solid State, Comp. Physics 10
'condensed matter nuclear science" General Discussion 3