Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics: An Introductory Approach, Third Edition, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics

An Introductory Approach, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

By K. Heyde

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.

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI051000
SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics