Thursday, March 17, 2011

The beauty of materials

I really like the "popular" book The Cambridge Guide to the Material World by Rodney Cotterill. It was out of print for a while but I was delighted to see that the published issued a new expanded edition in 2008. A scan of the chapter on Crystal structures and symmetry from the first edition here. I encourage my solid state physics students to read this as it has beautiful pictures and gives a nice non-mathematical introduction.

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