An accessible introduction to nuclear and particle physics with equal coverage of both topics, this text covers all the standard topics in particle and nuclear physics thoroughly and provides a few extras, including chapters on experimental methods; applications of nuclear physics including fission, fusion and biomedical applications; and unsolved problems for the future.
It includes basic concepts and theory combined with current and future applications. An excellent resource for physics and astronomy undergraduates in higher-level courses, this text also serves well as a general reference for graduate studies.
Physical Constants and Conversion Factors.
1 Basic Concepts.
2 Nuclear Phenomenology.
3 Particle Phenomenology.
4 Experimental Methods.
5 Quark Dynamics: the Strong Interaction.
6 Electroweak Interactions.
7 Models and Theories of Nuclear Physics.
8 Applications of Nuclear Physics.
9 Outstanding Questions and Future Prospects.
Appendix A: Some Results in Quantum Mechanics.
Appendix B: Relativistic Kinematics.
Appendix C: Rutherford Scattering.
Appendix D: Solutions to Problems.
Brian R. Martin
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