The correlation between the microscopic composition of solids and their macroscopic (electrical, optical, thermal) properties is the goal of solid state physics. This book is the deeply revised version of the French book Initiation �a physique du solide: exercices commentes avec rappels de cours, written more than 20 years ago. It has five sections
Preface. Tables. 1. Crystal Structure and Crystal Diffraction. 2. Crystal Binding and Elastic Constants. 3. Atomic Vibrations and Lattice Specific Heat. 4. Free Electrons Theory: Simple Metals. 5. Band Theory: Other Metals, Semiconductors, and Insulators. Index.