Chapter 16 The Heat Capacity of SolidsIn this chapter, we shall apply statistical methods to obtain the heat capacity (Cv) of solids, or more precisely, the heat capacity associated with thelattice vibrationsof crystalline solids. In general, there are other contributions to heat capacity of solids. For example, in metals there is a contribution from the conduction electrons, which will be treated in Chapter 19. We shall only consider the vibrationalheat capacity in this Chapter.16.1 Introductory remarks
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