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Overview

Timely and engaging, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSICS OF NUCLEI AND PARTICLES focuses on one of the most exciting areas of physics. Author Richard Dunlap has taught this course for the last ten years-during the last two of which he used this text successfully in his own classroom. The author designed this text to provide flexibility and freedom for instructors teaching a one-semester course by including a wealth of problems as well as approximately 20% more material than is necessary for the average 14-week course. In order to ensure that the book is up-to-date and interesting for the students, the author has included recent research results whenever possible and has presented data from ongoing experiments. This is particularly relevant for fields in which there is considerable current research activity, such as neutrino masses and oscillations, quark masses and controlled fusion.

Richard A. Dunlap, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University

Richard A. Dunlap is a research professor in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University. He received a B.S. in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1974), an A.M. in Physics from Dartmouth College (1976) and a Ph.D. in Physics from Clark University (1981). Since 1981 he has been on the faculty at Dalhousie University. From 2001 to 2006 he was Killam Research Professor of Physics and from 2009 to 2015 he was Director of the Dalhousie University Institute for Research in Materials. Professor Dunlap is author of three previous textbooks: EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS: MODERN METHODS (Oxford 1988), THE GOLDEN RATIO AND FIBONACCI NUMBERS (World Scientific 1997), and AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSICS OF NUCLEI AND PARTICLES (Brooks/Cole 2004). Over the years his research interests have included critical phenomena, magnetic materials, amorphous materials, quasicrystals, hydrogen storage, superconductivity, and materials for advanced rechargeable batteries. He has published more than 300 refereed research papers.
Preface.
Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. Basic Concepts.
2. Particles and Interactions.
Part II: NUCLEAR PROPERTIES AND MODELS.
3. Nuclear Composition and Size.
4. Binding Energy and the Liquid Drop Model.
5. The Shell Model.
6. Properties of the Nucleus.
Part III: NUCLEAR DECAYS AND REACTIONS.
7. General Properties of Decay Processes.
8. Alpha Decay.
9. Beta Decay.
10. Gamma Decay.
11. Nuclear Reactions.
12. Fission Reactions.
13. Fusion Reactions.
Part IV: PARTICLE PHYSICS.
14. Particles and Interactions.
15. The Standard Model.
16. Particle Reactions and Decays.
17. Grand Unified Theories and the Solar Neutrino Problem.
Appendix A: Physical Constants and Conversion Factors.
Appendix B: Properties of Nuclides.
Bibliography.

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  • ISBN-10: 0534392946
  • ISBN-13: 9780534392949
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $150.00
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