This is a classic exposition on the dynamics of crystal lattices, co-written by one of the founders of quantum mechanics. It deals with the general statistical mechanics of ideal lattices, and moves on to long lattice waves, thermal, and optical properties of crystals.
PART 1: ELEMENTARY THEORIES; 1. Atomic forces; 2. Lattice vibrations; 3. Elasticity and stability; PART 2: GENERAL THEORIES; 4. Quantum mechanical foundation; 5. The method of long waves; 6. The free energy; 7. The optical effects
Reviews for Dynamical Theory of Crystal Lattices
'extraordinarily general and sound introduction ... a standard work that is indispensable to all working in this field' Die Naturwissenschaften '... important mathematical methods which should be of use in other subjects as well' British Journal of Applied Physics