A classic work by two leading physicists and scientific educators endures as an uncommonly clear and cogent investigation and correlation of key aspects of theoretical nuclear physics. It is probably the most widely adopted book on the subject. The authors approach the subject as "the theoretical concepts, methods, and considerations which have been devised in order to interpret the experimental material and to advance our ability to predict and control nuclear phenomena." The present volume does not pretend to cover all aspects of theoretical nuclear physics. Its coverage is restricted to phenomena involving energies below about 50 Mev, a region sometimes called classical nuclear physics. Topics include studies of the nucleus, nuclear forces, nuclear spectroscopy and two-, three- and four-body problems, as well as explorations of nuclear reactions, beta-decay, and nuclear shell structure. The authors have designed the book for the experimental physicist working in nuclear physics or graduate students who have had at least a one-term course in quantum mechanics and who know the essential concepts and problems of nuclear physics.
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Blatt and Weisskopf is a good, thick compendium of nuclear theory developed from a quantum mechanical point of view. It's become something of a classic it its time, and I think this is well deserved, since it is written with a good flow and clarity and also covers everything a nonspecialist in nuclear physics would ever need to know (and provides a good basis for those who are specialists). The Dover edition is nice and also inexpensive. I would highly recommend it as a reference for all physics and chemistry people.
This, as well as Lectures on Nuclear Theory (Dover Books on Physics) by Landau and Smorodinsky, are two books that you must have in your personal library. Both books were written the same decade (this was originally published in 1952). Springer published an update in 1979 and Dover started publishing the Springer edition in 1991.
Compared to Landau's book this is a bulky one: more than 800 pages. So, if you are an admirer of Landau, start with his book first. You will love how much he covers in about 100 pages.
The present book provides much more supporting information for those who find Landau's style too `brief'. Yet, although the book does contain material from quantum mechanics to be more complete (e.g. two appendices), it cannot be read unless someone is already familiar with quantum mechanics. As with Landau's...
Another classic reprint by Dover. The physics in this is still fresh and germane to a newcomer to nuclear physics. A previous background in elementary quantum mechanics is needed. This text then applies that knowledge to the special conditions in a nucleus.
The measurement of fission products and alpha, beta and gamma emissions is explained. Vital for experimentalists, so that you can deduce what the nuclear reaction was.
The fact that this is not primarily an experimentalist book helds keep it useful. The latter type would need to be updated with the latest instrumentation capabilities and results. Whereas the ideas and derivations here still hold. An added bonus is that Dover's strength is the low price of its offerings. Affordable to the physics student on a budget.
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