This is a text in basic solid-state physics designed primarily for students of engineering, materials science, electronics, and other applied areas. Its objective is a simple, yet fairly detailed, presentation of the basic physical properties of crystalline solids and very basic device structures such
as p-n junctions and quantum wells. The emphasis is on clear and simple explanations of basic physical theory and application rather than a detailed analysis of complex devices and fabrication technology. This book offers students a body of understanding that will be of lasting usefulness rather than technology that will soon be out of date. It is designed to be user-friendly in all ways.
A solutions manual is available to qualified instructors.