Carefully written and structured, this book will appeal to science and engineering students who reequire an understanding of the fundamental principles of nuclear physics and its applications.
Nuclear Physics: Principles and Applications
∗ is a modern approach to nuclear physics, covering the basic theory and emphasising many of the varied and important applications.
∗ Has been carefully written and structured, to allow flexibility in use to match a variety of course needs and requirements.
∗ Includes a variety of examples and problems in each chapter, with hints to solving these included in the appendix.
∗ Avoids complex and extensive mathematical treatments.
Editors′ preface to the Manchester Physics Series.
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.