An Introduction to Nuclear Physics

An Introduction to Nuclear Physics

By: Norman Feather (author)Paperback

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Originally published in 1948, this book was written to provide an introduction to the principal ideas necessary for an understanding in the experimental side of nuclear physics. Part one focuses on tracing the growth of the necessity of the concepts 'nuclear atom' and 'atomic-nucleus-possessing-internal-structure' for the progress of research in physics, whilst parts two, three and four summarise the developments of the subject, which followed upon the acceptance of this interpretation. Chapters include 'Nuclear charge and mass', 'Emission of quanta' and 'Transformations produced by neutrons'. Diagrams and tables are included for reference. This book will be of great value to scholars of the history of physics.

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Preface; Part I. Introductory: 1. Experiments - and the type of information obtained; 2. Interpretation within the scheme of macroscopic physics; 3. The need for a new point of view: interpretation in terms of wave mechanics; 4. Elementary particles: nuclear structure; Part II. Concerning Stable Nuclei: 5. Nuclear charge and mass; 6. Rotational attributes: mechanical and magnetic moments of nuclei; Part III. Concerning Unstable Nuclei: 7. Emissions of x particles; 8. Emission of electrons, positive and negative; 9. Emissions of quanta; Part IV. Transformations Produced by Fast-Moving Particles and by Radiation: 10. Transformations produced by x particles; 11. Transformations produced by neutrons; 12. Transformations produced by accelerated particles; 13. Effects produced by quanta; Name index.

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  • publication date: 04/02/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781316509678
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9781316509678
  • weight: 300
  • ISBN10: 1316509672

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