Essential classical mechanics for device physics [electronic resource] / A.F.J. Levi.

Levi, A. F. J. (Anthony Frederic John), 1959- author.
San Rafael [California] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2016]
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IOP (Series). Release 3.
IOP concise physics
[IOP release 3]
IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
Bristol [England] : IOP Publishing, [2016]

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Anthony Levi is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Southern California (USC). He joined USC in 1993 after working for 10 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He invented hot electron spectroscopy and discovered ballistic electron transport in heterostructure bipolar transistors. He also created the first microdisk laser. His current research includes optimal design of high-performance electronic and photonic systems, RF photonics, and very small lasers. He holds 17 US patents and is the author of the book Applied Quantum Mechanics.
Continued advances in the precision manufacturing of new structures at the nanometer scale have provided unique opportunities for device physics. This book sets out to summarize those elements of classical mechanics most applicable for scientists and engineers studying device physics. Supplementary MATLAB´┐Ż materials are available for all figures generated numerically.
1 Concepts in classical mechanics
1.1. The quantum-classical boundary
1.2. Separation of scales and constraints
1.3. Newtonian mechanics
1.4. The one-dimensional simple harmonic oscillator
1.5. Generalization
1.6. Increasing complexity to discover new phenomena
2. Lattice vibrations
2.1. Harmonic oscillation of a diatomic molecule
2.2. Beyond harmonic oscillation of a diatomic molecule
2.3. The dispersion relation and symmetry
2.4. Lattice vibrations in semiconductors
3. Driven oscillation
3.1. The damped oscillator subject to an external harmonic force
3.2. Coupled oscillator normal modes and beats
3.3. Coupled damped oscillator
4. Transient dynamics of driven oscillation
4.1. The Runge-Kutta method
4.2. Phasor diagram of a harmonically driven damped oscillator
4.3. Control of a harmonically driven damped oscillator
4.4. Transient dynamics of a harmonically driven damped non-harmonic oscillator
4.5. Control of systems with chaotic motion
4.6. Noise
4.7. Diffusion and mobility
5. The Lorentz oscillator model
5.1. Isotropic materials with a linear local response
5.2. Electric susceptibility of an insulating dielectric
5.3. The Kramers-Kronig relation
5.4. The transverse dielectric permittivity function
5.5. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in a dielectric medium
5.6. An electromagnetic plane-wave at normal incidence
5.7. Reflectance
5.8. Normal and anomalous dispersion
5.9. Permittivity due to longitudinal polar-optic phonons
5.10. The loss function
6. The Drude model
6.1. DC conductivity
6.2. AC conductivity
6.3. Kinetic inductance
6.4. Permittivity of metal
6.5. Physical origin of plasma frequency
6.6. An electromagnetic field interacting with a metal
6.7. Drude dispersion of electromagnetic radiation
6.8. Changing the properties of a metal
A. Physical values A-1
B. Maxwell's equations.
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