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Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics - N. A. Jelley

Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics

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Published: 21st May 1990
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Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics is a textbook on nuclear physics aimed at undergraduates in their final year, designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the principal features of nuclei, nuclear decays and nuclear reactions. The book covers the elementary concepts of the subject necessary for introductory courses and also explores more advanced topics, suitable for graduate courses. Initially several models are described and used to explain nuclear properties with many illustrative examples. Sections follow on a-, B- and y-decay, fission, thermonuclear fusion, reactions, nuclear forces and nuclear collective motion. In each case many examples are discussed, and the student should gain a thorough grounding in knowledge of the nucleus. The presentation is quantitative and short derivations are given in full to enable the student to make predictions about nuclear phenomena. This book will be of value to all undergraduates studying nuclear physics, as well as to first-year graduates. The level of the presentation bridges the gap between introductory undergraduate and the more advanced graduate textbooks.

Preface
Physical constants and conversion factors
Introduction
Nuclear models
Beta decay
Gamma decay
Alpha decay, fission and thermonuclear fusion
Nuclear reactions
The nuclear force
Deformed nuclei and collective motion
Appendix: rotations
Answers to selected questions
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521269940
ISBN-10: 0521269946
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 21st May 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44