Providing an alternative to very elementary and very advanced resources in the area, Solid State Physics: An Introduction to Theory presents an intermediate quantum approach to the properties of solids. Through this lens, the text explores different properties such as lattice, electronic, elastic, thermal, dielectric, magnetic, semiconducting, superconducting and optical and transport properties in addition to the structure of crystalline solids. The work presents the general theory for most of the properties of crystalline solids and the results for one-, two- and three-dimensional solids are derived as particular cases. The book includes a brief description of emerging topics such as quantum Hall effect and high superconductivity; a chapter on nanomaterials has been included to familiarize the students with this new field. Building from the fundamental principles and requiring only a minimal mathematical background, Solid State: An Introduction to Theory Physics includes illustrative images and solved problems in all chapters, to support student understanding. Provides an introduction to recent topics such as quantum Hall effect, high-superconductivity and nanomaterials Utilizes the Dirac' notation to highlight the physics contained in the mathematics in an appropriate and succinct manner Includes many figures and solved problems throughout all chapters, to provide a deeper understanding for students Offers topics of particular interest to engineering students, such as elasticity in solids, dislocations, polymers, point defects and nanomaterials