For hundreds of years, models of magnetism have been pivotal in the understanding and advancement of science and technology, from the Earth's interpretation as a magnetic dipole to quantum mechanics, statistical physics, and modern nanotechnology. This book is the first to envision the field of magnetism in its entirety. It complements a rich literature on specific models of magnetism and provides an introduction to simple models, including some simple limits of complicated models.
1: Introduction: The Simplest Models of Magnetism 2: Models of Exchange 3: Models of Magnetic Anisotropy 4: Micromagnetic Models 5: Finite-Temperature Magnetism 6: Magnetization Dynamics Exercises Appendices
Ralph Skomski, Center for Materials Research and Analysis, University of Nebraska.
Reviews for Simple Models of Magnetism
This is a highly readable and thorough account of models of magnetism, particularly applied to metallic magnets, that will be of great use to graduate students and experts in the field alike. The appendices are very thorough and contain a lot of helpful information, and the panels are well used. The exercises at the end of each chapter are short and pithy and a good addition. * Stephen Blundell, University of Oxford * This book is the first to envision the field of magnetism in its entirety. * CERN Courier *