Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Lectures on Nuclear Theor... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials; notes or highlighting may be present.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Lectures on Nuclear Theory (Dover Books on Physics) Paperback – June 21, 2011

5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$6.95
$6.92 $4.05
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$10.00

Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
$6.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Lectures on Nuclear Theory (Dover Books on Physics)
  • +
  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics (Dover Books on Physics)
  • +
  • Elementary Nuclear Theory: Second Edition (Dover Books on Physics)
Total price: $48.67
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian

About the Author

Soviet physicist Lev Davidovich Landau (1908–68) made many contributions to theoretical physics, including the co-discovery of the density matrix method in quantum mechanics. He received the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his development of a mathematical theory of super fluidity.
Prominent theorist Yakov Abramovich Smorodinsky (1917–92) worked at Moscow's Kurchatov Institute and the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, Dubna. His chief interests involved the application of ideas from algebra and geometry to nuclear and particle physics.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Series: Dover Books on Physics
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (July 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486675130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486675138
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #458,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a nice thin book on nuclear physics that you can read fast and learn the basics. Although it was first published in 1959, nuclear physics has not been turned upside down with new discoveries as it happened with particle physics during the same period. It is true that we now know that the nuclear force is a gauge theory ruled by the SU(3) Lie group but this has almost no effect in the description of the nucleus. That is, so far it has proven extremely hard to use the underlying symmetry to derive the properties of the nuclei. Only when one looks at the structure of the nucleons (protons and neutrons), this group starts playing a role and we have a relative good understanding how to perform the calculations.

The book is aimed towards experimentalists. It is an overview of the facts and how they relate to experiments. The style is that of Landau: simple and to the point. Many calculations and almost all information from quantum mechanics is omitted. Therefore, to read it, you will need to have studied quantum mechanics and, in particular, know quantum mechanical scattering theory. Without this minimum, reading the book will be impossible.

If you wish for a more extensive book on nuclear physics, then use Blatt and Weisskopf's Theoretical Nuclear Physics (Dover Books on Physics). It contains much more information and it is a classic on the topic.
Comment 7 of 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
thank you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Lectures on Nuclear Theory (Dover Books on Physics)
This item: Lectures on Nuclear Theory (Dover Books on Physics)
Price: $6.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: the lectures in physics