SV: Capacity of the brain

Toon Moene toon at moene.indiv.nluug.nl
Wed Nov 24 14:44:24 EST 1999


handleym at ricochet.net (Maynard Handley) wrote:

> How could you not be clear on this? Have you made the SLIGHTEST EFFORT to
> read a book on solid state physics? The first chapter of pretty much every
> such book in existence starts by discussing the translational symmetry of
> a lattice, how that affects Schrodinger's equation to generate solution of
> the Bloch form, and how those solutions together with Fermi-Dirac
> statistics lead to the concept of a band gap, which is the starting point
> for pretty much all transistor effects.

Ah ... good ... the voice of reason ... (sigh of relief) ...

[ I started my life as a solid state physicist - thought I forgot it all,
  but *this* rings a bell :-) ]

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