Nuclear and Particle Physics / Edition 1

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Overview


A unique balance of particle and nuclear physics is presented in this outstanding introduction to the field. Nuclear properties, decay, structure and reactions are covered initially, followed by discussions of nuclear forces, B-decay, and elementary particles and their interactions. Further chapters include strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions, and an up-to-date presentation of the problems facing particle physics. Whenever possible, the reader is encouraged to appreciate the quantitative aspect of a phenomenon in addition to learning a descriptive explanation. Many illustrations supplement this excellent text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198520467
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/30/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Oxford University; Fellow and Tutor in Physics, St Edmund Hall
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Some Quantitative Formalities
3. The Size and Shape of Nuclei
4. The Mass of Nuclei
5. Nuclear Instability
6. Alpha Decay
7. Nuclear Collisions and Reactions
8. Nuclear Models
9. Forces and Interactions
10. Hadrons and Quark-Parton Model
11. The Electromagnetic Interaction
12. The Weak Interactions
13. Particles: Summary and Outlook
14. Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics

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