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Nuclear Physics: Principles and Applications

ISBN: 978-0-471-97936-4
412 pages
June 2001
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This title provides the latest information on nuclear physics. Based on a course entitled Applications of Nuclear Physics. Written from an experimental point of view this text is broadly divided into two parts, firstly a general introduction to Nuclear Physics and secondly its applications.
* Includes chapters on practical examples and problems
* Contains hints to solving problems which are included in the appendix
* Avoids complex and extensive mathematical treatments
* A modern approach to nuclear physics, covering the basic theory, but emphasising the many and important applications
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Flow diagram.

Editors' preface to the Manchester Physics Series.

Author's preface.

PART I: PRINCIPLES.

Chapter 1. Introduction and Basic Concepts.

Chapter 2. Nuclear Structure.

Chapter 3. Nuclear Instability.

Chapter 4. Nuclear Reactions.

PART II: INSTRUMENTATIN AND APPLICATIONS.

Chapter 5. Interaction of Radiation with Matter.

Chapter 6. Detectors and Instrumentation.

Chapter 7. Biological Effects of Radiation.

Chapter 8. Industrial and Analytical Applications.

Chapter 9. Nuclear Medicine.

Chapter 10. Power From Fission.

Chapter 11. Thermonuclear Fusion.

Appendix A. Useful Information.

Appendix B. Particle in a Square Well.

Appendix C. Density of States and the Fermi Energy.

Appendix D. Spherical Harmonics.

Appendix E. Coulomb Scattering.

Appendix F. Mass Excesses and Decay Properties of Nuclei.

Appendix G. Answers and Hints to Problems.

References.

Bibliography.

Index.

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  • A modern approach to nuclear physics, covering the basic theory, but  emphasising the many and important applications.
  • Avoids complex and extensive mathematical treatments.
  • Contains hints to solving problems which are included in the appendix.
  • Includes chapters on practical examples and problems.
See More
"...This is a very good book indeed..." (Contemporary PhysicsVol. 43, No.3 2002)
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