© 1991

Nuclear and Particle Physics

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Part of the Physics and Its Applications book series (PHAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. R. J. Blin-Stoyle
    Pages 1-10
  3. R. J. Blin-Stoyle
    Pages 11-26
  4. R. J. Blin-Stoyle
    Pages 27-43
  5. R. J. Blin-Stoyle
    Pages 44-66
  6. R. J. Blin-Stoyle
    Pages 67-98
  7. R. J. Blin-Stoyle
    Pages 99-134
  8. R. J. Blin-Stoyle
    Pages 135-152
  9. R. J. Blin-Stoyle
    Pages 153-173
  10. R. J. Blin-Stoyle
    Pages 174-192
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 193-214

About this book


This book is intended to give a clear and concise introductory account of the basic ideas underlying nuclear and elementary particle physics. The attempt throughout is to convey a sound physical understanding of the structures and processes encountered. It assumes some knowledge of elementary quantum mechanics, particularly the treatment of angular momentum, and the rudiments of special relativity. In addition to 'standard' calculations based on this knowledge, frequent use is made of 'order-of-magnitude' and 'dimensional' arguments. In this way it has been possible to give some discussion of quite advanced topics and recent developments. Although reference is made from time to time to the apparatus of nuclear and particle physics no technical detail is given. My basic hope is that students using this book will acquire a sound understand­ ing of what nuclear and particle physics is about and will wish to learn more. I am indebted to Dr David Bailin and various (nameless) referees for penetrating and helpful comments on parts of the text.


Particle Physics Quark atom elementary particle fission fusion hadron heavy ion ion nuclear model nuclear reaction nucleon quantum mechanics scattering weak interaction

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