Problems and Solutions in Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Sergio Petrera

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sergio Petrera
    Pages 1-12
  3. Sergio Petrera
    Pages 13-21
  4. Sergio Petrera
    Pages 23-42
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 43-140

About this book


This book presents 140 problems with solutions in introductory nuclear and particle physics. Rather than being only partially provided or simply outlined, as is typically the case in textbooks on nuclear and particle physics, all solutions are explained in detail. Furthermore, different possible approaches are compared. Some of the problems concern the estimation of quantities in realistic experimental situations. In general, solving the problems does not require a substantial mathematics background, and the focus is instead on developing the reader’s sense of physics in order to work out the problem in question. Consequently, sections on experimental methods and detection methods constitute a major part of the book. Given its format and content, it offers a valuable resource, not only for undergraduate classes but also for self-assessment in preparation for graduate school entrance and other examinations.


Nuclear binding energy Nuclear models Fundamental interactions Hadrons Weak interactions Electroweak interactions Kinematics Interaction of radiation with matter Detection techniques Experimental methods Nuclear physics exercises Nuclear physics textbook

Authors and affiliations

  • Sergio Petrera
    • 1
  1. 1.Gran Sasso Science InstituteL'AquilaItaly

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