This book is intended for use in a first course on the physics of the atomic nucleus and is based on lectures given in the 'core' course to students of physics at the University of Bristol. The authors' aim is to provide a clear and comprehensive account of the basic concepts. The text opens by setting nuclear physics in the context of elementary particle physics. The authors then show how the application of simple models can provide an understanding of the properties of nuclei, both in their ground states and excited states, and also of the nature of nuclear reactions. The book includes chapters on nuclear fission and its application in nuclear power reactors, and on the role of nuclear physics in energy production and nucleosynthesis in stars. The authors assume a knowledge of basic quantum mechanics and special relativity, but there are appendices on some other more specialized but relevant topics. Each chapter ends with a set of problems applying and extending the material covered in the text. This book will fill the need for a concise introduction to one of the most fundamental subjects taught to undergraduates in physics.
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This book is intended for use in a first course on the physics of the atomic nucleus. The book includes chapters on nuclear fission and its application in nuclear power reactors, and on the role of nuclear physics in energy production and nucleosynthesis in stars.Contenuti:
Preface; Constants of nature, conversion factors and notation; Glossary of some important symbols; 1. Prologue; 2. Leptons and the electromagnetic and weak interactions; 3. Nucleons and the strong interaction; 4. Nuclear sizes and nuclear masses; 5. Ground state properties of nuclei: the shell model; 6. Alpha decay and spontaneous fission; 7. Excited states of nuclei; 8. Nuclear reactions; 9. Power from nuclear fission; 10. Nuclear fusion; 11. Nucleosynthesis in stars; 12. Beta decay and gamma decay; 13. The passage of energetic particles through matter; Appendices; Answers to problems; Index.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1986. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP66065721
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Ex-library. Spine, spine edges faded. Small tear to top of spine cover, else gentle wear. No markings noted. Codice libro della libreria 43158
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1986. HardBack. Condizione libro: Very Good. No jacket. ex. lib.xv, 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Codice libro della libreria 100041641
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97805212658054.0