Nuclear and Particle Physics: An Introduction

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Wiley, Jan 22, 2009 - Science - 348 pages
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An accessible introduction to nuclear and particle physics with equal coverage of both topics, this text covers all the standard topics in particle and nuclear physics thoroughly and provides a few extras, including chapters on experimental methods; applications of nuclear physics including fission, fusion and biomedical applications; and unsolved problems for the future. It includes basic concepts and theory combined with current and future applications. An excellent resource for physics and astronomy undergraduates in higher-level courses, this text also serves well as a general reference for graduate studies.

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Professor Brian R Martin, formerly of: Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, London, UK
Brian Marin was an undergraduate at Birmingham University and then moved to University College (1962-1964) to take a PhD in Theoretical Physics. During 1964/65 he was a Ford Foundation Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen University, and for 1965/66 held a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Neils Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. He then spent two years (1966-68) as a Research Associate in the Physics Department of Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, before returning to UCL as a Lecturer. He served as Head of Department from 1993 to 2004.
His research interests have been the phenomenology of elementary particle physics, with particular emphasis on analyses using models that incorporate as much firm general physical theory as possible and the extraction of reliable information from data. He has written two books on particle physics, one at graduate level on pion-pion interactions and the other a general introduction to the field for advanced undergraduates.

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