I am currently studying Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light, 7th edition, by Max Born and Emil Wolf. Chapter 1.1.2 Material equations says the following:
Metals are very good conductors, but there are other classes of good conducting materials such as ionic solutions in liquids and also in solids. In metals the conductivity decreases with increasing temperature. However, in other classes of materials, known as semiconductors (e.g. germanium), conductivity increases with temperature over a wide range.
An increasing temperature means that on average there is greater mobility of the atoms that constitute the metal. And since conductivity is due to the movement of electrons in the material, shouldn't this mean that conductivity increases and temperature increases?
I would greatly appreciate it if people would please take the time to clarify this.