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The study of solids is one of the richest, most exciting, and most successful branches of physics. While the subject of solid state physics is often viewed as dry and tedious this new book presents the topic instead as an exciting exposition of fundamental principles and great intellectual breakthroughs. Beginning with a discussion of how the study of heat capacity of solids ushered in the quantum revolution, the author presents the key ideas of the field while emphasizing the deep underlying concepts. The book begins with a discussion of the Einstein/Debye model of specific heat, and the Drude/Sommerfeld theories of electrons in solids, which can all be understood without reference to any underlying crystal structure. The failures of these theories force a more serious investigation of microscopics. Many of the key ideas about waves in solids are then introduced using one dimensional models in order to convey concepts without getting bogged down with details. Only then does the book turn to consider real materials. Chemical bonding is introduced and then atoms can be bonded together to crystal structures and reciprocal space results. Diffraction experiments, as the central application of these ideas, are discussed in great detail. From there, the connection is made to electron wave diffraction in solids and how it results in electronic band structure. The natural culmination of this thread is the triumph of semiconductor physics and devices. The final section of the book considers magnetism in order to discuss a range of deeper concepts. The failures of band theory due to electron interaction, spontaneous magnetic orders, and mean field theories are presented well. Finally, the book gives a brief exposition of the Hubbard model that undergraduates can understand. The book presents all of this material in a clear fashion, dense with explanatory or just plain entertaining footnotes. This may be the best introductory book for learning solid state physics. It is certainly the most fun to read.
Packed with the latest research and best practices from the field, Gatewood/Feild/Barrick’s HUMAN RESOURCE SELECTION, 8E equips you with the tools to develop and implement effective selection programs within today’s unique organizations. It focuses on the most important legal, global and ethical concerns; psychometric measurement concepts; job analysis; predictors of job performance; criteria measures; and much more. It introduces future and current practitioners to the most popular selection tools−as well as the technical challenges. It also offers expansive coverage of social media and the selection process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The most widely used text in its course area, James W. Kalat’s BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY has appealed to thousands of students before you. Why? Kalat’s main goal is to make Biological Psychology understandable to Psychology students, not just to Biology majors and pre meds–and he delivers. Another goal is to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior. Kalat believes that Biological Psychology is “the most interesting topic in the world,” and this text convinces many students–and maybe you, too–with clear writing, amusing anecdotes and intriguing examples. MindTap, an interactive online learning resource that integrates the text with videos, animations and a virtual bio-lab component, makes learning even easier and more enjoyable.
Taking an integrative approach, market-leading PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS WITH MODERN PHYSICS, Tenth Edition seamlessly matches curated content to the learning environment for which it was intended–from in-class group problem solving to online homework that utilizes targeted feedback and tutorials. More student friendly than ever, the text includes new context-rich exercises, Think-Pair-Share problems, MCAT-style passage problems and sound educational pedagogy. The unified art program and detailed worked examples compliment the concise language and meticulous instruction for which Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett Jr. are known. In addition, WebAssign–the world’s easiest to use homework system–equips you with the definitive solution to your homework and assessment needs to maximize your course success.
Equip students with a conceptual understanding of the role that management science plays in the decision-making process while integrating the latest developments in Microsoft Office Excel 2016. The market leader for more than two decades, Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Cochran/Fry/Ohlmann’s AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO DECISION MAKING, 15E provides unwavering accuracy with emphasis on applications and timely examples. A hallmark problem-scenario approach introduces each quantitative technique within an applications setting. Students apply the management science model to generate solutions and recommendations for management. All data sets, applications, and screen visuals reflect Excel 2016. A comprehensive support package offers timesaving support from the text authors as well as online chapters, an appendix, LINGO software and Excel add-ins.
Provide a balanced approach to databases as the market-leading DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, and MANAGEMENT, 13E emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary for success and makes databases accessible without overwhelming students. Readers gain a solid foundation in database design and implementation as diagrams, illustrations, and tables clarify in-depth coverage of database design. Students learn how successful database implementation involves designing databases to fit within a larger strategic data environment. Revised coverage of SQL introduces more examples and simpler explanations that focus on areas most important for a database career — making supplementary SQL materials unnecessary. Additional coverage of Big Data Analytics and NoSQL, including related Hadoop technologies, offers a strong hands-on approach. MindTap now include a digital auto-graded MySQL environment.
Perfect for introductory level students, Hole’s Human Anatomy and Physiology assumes no prior science knowledge by focusing on the fundamentals. This new edition updates a great A&P classic while offering greater efficiencies to the user. The 15th edition focuses on helping students master core themes in anatomy and physiology, which are distilled down into key concepts and underlying mechanisms.
A Modern Approach to Functional Programming Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction is an introduction to object-oriented programming for beginners. The main focus of the book is general object-oriented and programming concepts from a software engineering perspective. The first chapters are written for students with no programming experience with later chapters being more suitable for advanced or professional programmers. The Java programming language and BlueJ-the Java development environment – are the two tools used throughout the book. BlueJ’s clear visualisation of classes and objects means that students can immediately appreciate the differences between them and gain a much better understanding of the nature of an object than they would from simply reading source code. Unlike traditional textbooks, the chapters are not ordered by language features but by software development concepts. The Sixth Edition goes beyond just adding the new language constructs of Java 8. The book’s exploration of this new language demonstrates a renaissance of functional ideas in modern programming. While functional programming isn’t new in principle, it’s seen a boost in popularity based on the current computer hardware available and the changing nature of projects programmers wish to tackle. Functional language constructs make it possible to efficiently automate currency, make use of multiple cores without much effort on the side of the programmer, are both more elegant and readable, and offer great potential in solving the issue of parallel hardware. Functional programming has become an essential part of the field, and Objects First with Java gives students a basic understanding of an area they’ll need to master in order to succeed in the future.
Entrepreneurs who need to find the solutions to key challenges will turn to Bygrave. Entrepreneurship, 3rd Edition explores the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship so that they’ll have the necessary tools to start their own businesses. It offers coverage on social enterprises and ethics due to the rise in green trends and corporate scandals. A chapter on entrepreneurial selling that examines how to sell to multiple stakeholders is included in this text, as well as case studies that provide relevant views. Up-to-date examples and references provide entrepreneurs with the most useful information.
This Second Edition of Diana Ridley’s bestselling guide to the literature review outlines practical strategies for reading and note taking, and guides the reader on how to conduct a systematic search of the available literature, and uses cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice in writing and presenting the review. New to this edition are examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines, a new chapter on conducting a systematic review, increased coverage of issues of evaluating quality and conducting reviews using online sources and online literature and enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues.