## Solid state physics 3. Theory of lattice dynamics in the harmonic approximation by A. A. Maradudin, E. W. Montroll, G. H. Weiss and I. P. Ipatova

**Abstract**

<h2>Acta Crystallographica Section A</h2><h3>Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General Crystallography</h3><h3>0567-7394</h3> <h2>books received</h2> Volume 29 Part 3 Page 314 May 1973 <h2> Solid state physics 3. Theory of lattice dynamics in the harmonic approximation by A. A. Maradudin, E. W. Montroll, G. H. Weiss and I. P. Ipatova</h2> M. M. Woolfson Solid state physics 3. Theory of lattice dynamics in the harmonic approximation. By A. A. MARADUD~N, E.W. MONTROLL, G. H.WEISS AND 1. P. IPATOVA. Pp. xiii+708. New York: Academic Press, 1971. Price £13.30. The first edition of this book was published in 1963. This new edition, with an additional editor, Ipatova, incorpor- ates new material and fills in gaps of the original version. The contents include Introduction; elements of the theory of lattice dynamics; applications of group theory to lattice dynamics; theory of the vibrational frequency spectra of solids; calculations of thermodynamic functions without the use of the frequency spectrum; dynamical theory of ionic crystals; scattering of X-rays and cold neutrons by lattice vibrations; the effect of defects and disorder on lattice vibrations; the effects of surfaces on the vibrations of crystal lattices; statistical mechanical properties of sys- tems of coupled harmonic oscillators.