This book deals with nuclear and particle physics at an introductory level. The first part covers nuclear properties, decay, structure, and reactions and is followed by a chapter which provides a bridge from nuclear forces and decay to elementary particles and their interactions. The next parts cover the strong, electromagnetic, and weak interactions and the book concludes with two chapters dealing with the problems facing particle physics and with the astrophysical and cosmological implications of these subjects. The book attempts to give an up-to-date description of nuclear and particle physics at a level suitable for undergraduates. Since the primary test of a physical theory is by examining its ability to make correct quantative predictions, the reader is encouraged, whenever possible, to appreciate the quantative aspect of a phenomenon in addition to learning a descriptive explanation.
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W. S. C. Williams is at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.Review:
`.... this is an attractive, interesting, and informative account of an important and challenging area of physics... it is pitched at a level which should make it quite readily accessible to its intended student audience.' Times Higher Education Supplement
`This is a working textbook, which unlike many others, covers both the physics of nuclei and of elementary particles. It is attractively produced, with many diagrams and photos.'
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Descrizione libro Clarendon Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria 1967972
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1991. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94413058