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Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics
An Introductory Approach, Third Edition




ISBN 9780750309806
Published July 1, 2004 by CRC Press
360 Pages

 
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The third edition of a classic book, Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics sets out in a clear and consistent manner the various elements of nuclear physics. Divided into four main parts: the constituents and characteristics of the nucleus; nuclear interactions, including the strong, weak and electromagnetic forces; an introduction to nuclear structure; and recent developments in nuclear structure research, the book delivers a balanced account of both theoretical and experimental nuclear physics for students studying the topic.

In addition to the numerous revisions and updates to the previous edition to capture the developments in the subject over the last five years, the book contains a new chapter on the structure and stability of very light nuclei. As with the previous edition the author retains a comprehensive set of problems and the book contains an extensive and well-chosen set of diagrams. He keeps the book up to date with recent experimental and theoretical research, provides mathematical details as and when necessary, and illustrates topics with box features containing examples of recent experimental and theoretical research results.

Table of Contents

KNOWING THE NUCLEUS: THE NUCLEAR CONSTITUENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS
Global Nuclear Properties
General Nuclear Radioactive Decay Properties and Transmutations

NUCLEAR INTERACTIONS: STRONG, WEAK AND ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCES
General Methods
Alpha Decay: The Strong Interaction at Work
Beta Decay: The Weak Interaction at Work
Gamma decay: The Electromagnetic Interaction at Work

NUCLEAR STRUCTURE: AN INTRODUCTION
The Liquid Drop Model Approach: A Semi-Empirical Method
The Simplest Independent Particle Model: The Fermi-Gas Model
The Nuclear Shell Model

NUCLEAR STRUCTURE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
The Nuclear Mean Field: Single Particle Excitations and Global Nuclear Properties
The Nuclear Shell Model: Including Residual Interactions
Nuclear Physics of Very Light Nuclei
Collective Modes of Motion
Deformation in Nuclei
Nuclear Physics at the Extremes of Stability: Weakly Bound Quantum Systems and Exotic Nuclei
Deep Inside the Nucleus: Subnuclear Degrees of Freedom and Beyond
Outlook: The Atomic Nucleus as Part of a Larger Structure

Appendices
Units and Conversion Between Various unit Systems
Spherical Tensor Properties
Second Quantization - An Introduction
References

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