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Solid state physics

  1. Jun 29, 2010 #1
    Hello everyone,
    I am an undergraduate student and this year I am going to study Introductory Solid State Physics. My instructor has assigned us book of Charles Kittel. But the book has got terrible reviews on amazon. So I fear purchasing it. However there is an another book by Ashcroft that has got pretty good reviews. My question is:
    1. Are these two books similar that is do they cover same material.
    2. As I am totally novice in solid state physics, are these books especially Ashcroft's book, suitable for me. (I have sufficient background).
    Thank you.
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  3. Jun 30, 2010 #2
    for solid state physics prefer dekker it is so good for the beginner
  4. Jun 30, 2010 #3
    hai i would suggest you solid state physics by dekker it is so good for under graduate students as well as graduate students.
  5. Jun 30, 2010 #4
    Thank you.
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