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Introductory Nuclear Physics 3rd Edition
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This book is an EXCELLENT introduction to nuclear physics. It covers all major topics, and the explenations are clear and readable, and INTERESTING to read. You should have a grasp of undergraduate Quantum Mechanics for this book, however.
The book starts with a quick overview of all relevant QM results so you can consult the first few chapters if you forgot something.
A great book.
BTW there is a little typo in the shell model scheme of energy levels, but I don't remember exactly as it was over a year ago. However, be advised that one of the levels is wrong. But you can easily find it out - I did.
However, while it lays an excellent foundation for a broad understanding of the field, the material is getting long in the tooth. Theory has moved on a bit in recent times, some gaps are begining to appear and this book is no longer enough for advanced third year studies. To get 5 stars this book would need a new edition. The same, however, can be said of many texts in nuclear physics and related fields.
In short, if you are studying nuclear physics at undergrad level, this book is still one of the best at giving the basics in plain english, without treating the reader like an idiot.
Want to thank for presenting such a worthy book into the life of education.
This book is excellent for any beginner wishing to study or know something about nuclear physics, but the level of the text somehow is advanced that I might say it is for MSc. students more than Bachelor, but everyone can do well at least just for reading to satisfy the interest. It has some questions after each chapter, but no answers at the back, but the author tries (as I felt in some questions) to make you make your own impression and thought about some topics even though you are wrong and makes you sense the real environment of the labs and how data are analyzed. After all, it is a good book indeed.
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