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Lectures on Nuclear Theory (Dover Books on Physics & Chemistry)by L. Landeau
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"A real jewel of an elementary introduction into the main concepts of nuclear theory . . . should be in the hands of every student." — Nuclear Physics.
This highly regarded volume, based on a series of lectures given by Landau to experimental physicists in Moscow in 1954, offers concise, lucid discussions of a number of the most important underlying concepts of nuclear physics. The authors, both noted Russian physicists, limit their conclusions concerning nuclear structure to those based on experimental data, using only general quantum-mechanical relations.
Throughout, the emphasis is on clarity of physical ideas and on the relation of experiments to theoretical interpretation. Among the topics covered are nuclear forces, including the scattering of nucleons by nucleons and by high energies, the independent particle model of nuclear structure, the structure of the nucleus (light nuclei and heavy nuclei), nuclear reactions (including statistical theory, optical model, and deuteron reactions, pi-mesons, and interactions of pi-mesons with nucleons.
"Should prove a decidedly worthwhile addition to any experimental nuclear physicist's library. The book will also appeal to the specialist in other fields who desires insight into the problems of nuclear physics, and should be highly recommended to all physics graduate students." — Physics Today.
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**** Reprint of the classic originally published in 1959 by Plenum Press. Cited in BCL3.
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Smorodinsky. Concise graduate-level introduction to key aspects of nuclear theory: nuclear forces, structure, reactions, pi-mesons, more. 1959 edition. 8 illus. Foreword.
Concise graduate-level treatment covers nuclear forces, nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, interactions of pi-mesons with nucleons, more. "A real jewel . . . should be in the hands of every student." — Nuclear Physics. 1959 edition.
Based on a landmark series of lectures by the winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics, this concise graduate-level treatment introduces key aspects of nuclear theory. Topics include nuclear forces, nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, interactions of pi-mesons with nucleons, and more. "A real jewel of an elementary introduction into the main concepts of nuclear theory . . . should be in the hands of every student." — Nuclear Physics.
About the Author
Soviet physicist Lev Davidovich Landau (190868) 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 (191792) 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.
Table of Contents
LECTURE ONE: Nuclear Forces
LECTURE TWO: Nuclear Forces (Scattering of Nucleons by Nucleons)
LECTURE THREE: Nuclear Forces (Scattering of Nucleons at High Energies)
LECTURE FOUR: Nuclear Structure (Independent Particle Model)
LECTURE FIVE: Structure of the Nucleus (Light Nuclei)
LECTURE SIX: Structure of the Nucleus (Heavy Nuclei)
LECTURE SEVEN: Nuclear Reactions (Statistical Theory)
LECTURE EIGHT: Nuclear Reactions (Optical Model. Deuteron Reactions)
LECTURE NINE: p-Mesons
LECTURE TEN: Interaction of p-Mesons with Nucleons
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