# Electronic Properties of Materials

As of its conception, this book is explicitly broken into three distinct sections. In the first section, *Quantum Mechanics for Engineers,* the fundamental concepts and mathematics needed for the engineer to operate within a quantum framework are presented. The second section, *Band Theory of Solids,* expands upon the quantum mechanical concepts from the first to explain bonding and the quantum electronic structure of solids. The final section, *Electronic Properties,* explains how the electronic properties of materials come from the electronic structure derived from quantum mechanics.

## Table of Contents

editChapter 1: Quantum Mechanics Overview

Chapter 2: The Stern-Gerlach Experiment

Chapter 3: The Fundamental Postulates

Chapter 4: Particle in a Box

Chapter 5: Momentum Velocity and Position

Chapter 6: Degeneracy

Chapter 7: Hydrogen

Chapter 8: Variational Methods

Chapter 9: Perturbation Methods

Chapter 10: Many Electron Atoms

Chapter 11: Density Functional Theory