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Description - An Introduction to Nuclear Physics by W. N. Cottingham

This clear and concise introduction to nuclear physics provides an excellent basis for a core undergraduate course in this area. The book opens by setting nuclear physics in the context of elementary particle physics and then shows how 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 also includes chapters on nuclear fission, its application in nuclear power reactors, the role of nuclear physics in energy production and nucleosynthesis in stars. This new edition contains several additional topics: muon-catalysed fusion, the nuclear and neutrino physics of supernovae, neutrino mass and neutrino oscillations, and the biological effects of radiation. A knowledge of basic quantum mechanics and special relativity is assumed. Appendices deal with other more specialized topics. Each chapter ends with a set of problems for which outline solutions are provided.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521657334
ISBN-10: 0521657334
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - W. N. Cottingham

Noel Cottingham is a theoretician working in the HH Wills Physics Laboratory at the University of Bristol. He is also a visiting professor at the Universite Pierre at Marie Curie, Paris. Derek Greenwood is a theoretician working in the HH Wills Physics Laboratory at the University of Bristol.

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