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dc.contributor.advisor Houston, William V.
dc.creatorLane, Eric Trent
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T21:58:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T21:58:43Z
dc.date.issued 1963
dc.identifier.citation Lane, Eric Trent. "On the diamagnetism of free electrons." (1963) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/89839.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/89839
dc.description.abstract The effect of proximity to an infinite potential wall boundary on the elgenvalues of single particle free electron states in a magnetic field is calculated. A general method for calculating the number of states below a specified energy is described and the diamagnetic susceptibility is calculated for three approximations, It is found that the Landau approximation gives surprisingly good results considering its simplicity. A classification of much of the important work in this subject is presented in the introduction, and a possible discrepancy in the usual applications of the WKB approximation is discussed in an appendix.
dc.format.extent 45 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title On the diamagnetism of free electrons
dc.identifier.digital RICE0873
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis Phys. 1963 Lane


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