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Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell [Kindle Edition]

Carlos A. Bertulani
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0691125058
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0691125053
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Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell provides a clear, concise, and up-to-date overview of the atomic nucleus and the theories that seek to explain it. Bringing together a systematic explanation of hadrons, nuclei, and stars for the first time in one volume, Carlos A. Bertulani provides the core material needed by graduate and advanced undergraduate students of physics to acquire a solid understanding of nuclear and particle science. Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell is the definitive new resource for anyone considering a career in this dynamic field.

The book opens by setting nuclear physics in the context of elementary particle physics and then shows how simple models can provide an understanding of the properties of nuclei, both in their ground states and excited states, and also of the nature of nuclear reactions. It then describes: nuclear constituents and their characteristics; nuclear interactions; nuclear structure, including the liquid-drop model approach, and the nuclear shell model; and recent developments such as the nuclear mean-field and the nuclear physics of very light nuclei, nuclear reactions with unstable nuclear beams, and the role of nuclear physics in energy production and nucleosynthesis in stars.

Throughout, discussions of theory are reinforced with examples that provide applications, thus aiding students in their reading and analysis of current literature. Each chapter closes with problems, and appendixes address supporting technical topics.



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"An excellent section on nuclear astrophysics is included, as is an up-to-date treatment of rare nuclear isotopes. A reasonable number of problems are provided along with five appendixes on related material and an extensive list of references."--R.L. Stearns, Choice

"Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell provides a clear, concise, and up-to-date overview of the atomic nucleus and the theories that seek to explain it. Bringing together a systematic explanation of hadrons, nuclei, and stars for the first time in one volume, Carlos A. Bertulani provides the core material needed by graduate and advanced undergraduate students of physics to acquire a solid understanding of nuclear and particle science. . . . If you are looking for a text that provides the core material needed by graduate and advanced undergraduate students of physics to acquire a solid understanding of nuclear and particle science, you do not have to look further, for Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell is the definitive new resource for anyone considering a career in this dynamic field."--Current Engineering Practice

On the In a Nutshell series: "Both the publishers and the editors and the authors deserve our gratitude for such a high-profile series that has been designed to bring out the highest quality texts on subjects ranging from astrophysics, nuclear physics, and string theory, to particle physics, neutrino physics, electromagnetism, and magnetism. Dear Readers: is this not enough for you!"--Current Engineering Practice

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"The particular attraction of this book is the detail with which it provides, in one place, all of the essential physics required for an understanding of the field. An excellent piece of scholarship, it will come to be regarded as an essential text for beginning graduate physics study. Indeed, I know of no other modern treatment other than this that goes to such lengths, and within this context it is indeed a tour de force."--David A. Bradley, University of Surrey

"This book does a fine job of developing three topics--hadrons, nuclei, and stars--that are often covered separately, and bringing them together in an appealing way in the context of real physical systems. Remarkably self-contained, with helpful, unobtrusive appendices, it develops most physical concepts from start to finish. It can be used for a course on stellar physics, nuclear physics, or advanced quantum mechanics."--Savas Dimopoulos, Stanford University


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  • File Size: 9705 KB
  • Print Length: 483 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0691125058
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (April 3, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005AUSHMS
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucid Textbook January 5, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There seems to be a lack of clearly written, more than merely descriptive, textbooks in the arena of Nuclear Physics.
With adequate preparation in Quantum Mechanics and the usual undergraduate mathematics curricula, this textbook
serves a definite, welcome, need.The text is quite accessible to fourth year students, and useful beyond. The endorsement
on the book's back cover accurately conveys it's strengths: A thorough development of three main topics- hadrons, nuclei,and stars.
The usual trinity-Alpha, beta, and gamma decay, are given separate chapters. Two chapters cover Nuclear Reactions, before concluding
the text with a chapter devoted to Astrophysics and another to Rare Isotopes. Roughly 60 pages of appendices span
angular momentum, symmetries and relativistic quantum mechanics. The chapters pertaining to Gamma Decay and Nuclear
Astrophysics are particularly clear and instructive. Informative, highly recommended textbook.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars clear and concise August 6, 2007
Format:Hardcover
Bertulani's book has the virtue of clear writing, and a focus on explaining the most important points of nuclear physics. At the level of a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate text. It presupposes at least one earlier course in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Plus, having an introductory course in nuclear physics would also help, though it is not necessary.

The modelling of the nucleus is extensive. So too is the explanation of radioactivity and why some nuclei are unstable. The 3 main modes of decay- alpha, beta, and gamma - each gets its own chapter. The mechanisms are rather different, as the reader will note.

The exercises in each chapter are moderately challenging, and probably suitable as assignment problems.
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6 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By lee
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The textbook is fairly well written, however it has a terrible index. This makes it difficult for the student to quickly find relevant topics through the index. Also some items in the index have an incomplete list of the pages on which the topics appear. This makes it a pain to use this book, because most people will not read it front to back. It is my opinion that a good reference book or text book must have a decent index that makes it easy to find the material. Good book, but terrible index that it makes it difficult to find what you need. I would suggest getting an electronic version (if it is even offered) so you can search the book more easily.
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4.0 out of 5 stars DR ADAM KOENIGSBERG NUCLEAR PHYSICS July 7, 2008
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A rather advanced text on nuclear physics; would suggest one or two background courses prior to its review. Adam Koenigsberg MD
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Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Texas, and a former professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

A theorist (PhD., University of Bonn) working on nuclear physics/astrophysics. He is well known for his theoretical work on peripheral collisions of relativistic heavy ions and for reactions with rare nuclear isotopes.

Bertulani published textbooks on nuclear physics/astrophysics and edited books of international conferences. He likes to popularize science and has taught and mentored students worldwide.

He was a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in 2000-2001 and of other prestigious awards worldwide.

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