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Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics : An Introductory Approach, Third Edition - Kris L. G. Heyde

Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics

An Introductory Approach, Third Edition

Paperback Published: 30th October 2004
ISBN: 9780750309806
Number Of Pages: 360

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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.

Knowing the nucleus : the nuclear constituents and characteristicsp. 1
Nuclear global propertiesp. 3
General nuclear radioactive decay properties and transmutationsp. 67
Nuclear interactions : strong, weak and electromagnetic forcesp. 99
General methodsp. 101
Alpha-decay : the strong interaction at workp. 107
Beta-decay : the weak interaction at workp. 131
Gamma decay : the electromagnetic interaction at workp. 207
Nuclear structure : an introductionp. 239
The liquid drop model approach : a semi-empirical methodp. 241
The simplest independent particle model : the Fermi-gas modelp. 266
The nuclear shell modelp. 275
Nuclear structure : recent developmentsp. 319
The nuclear mean-field : single-particle excitations and global nuclear propertiesp. 321
The nuclear shell model : including the residual interactionsp. 343
Nuclear physics of very light nucleip. 398
Collective modes of motionp. 411
Deformation in nuclei : shapes and rapid rotationp. 467
Nuclear physics at the extremes of stability : weakly bound quantum systems and exotic nucleip. 501
Deep inside the nucleus : subnuclear degrees of freedom and beyondp. 554
Outlook : the atomic nucleus as part of a larger structurep. 584
Units and conversion between various unit systemsp. 590
Spherical tensor propertiesp. 599
Second quantization - an introductionp. 607
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ISBN: 9780750309806
ISBN-10: 0750309806
Series: Series in Fundamental and Applied Nuclear Physics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 30th October 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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