Nuclear Physics

595.00

  • Author: Hari M . Agrawal
  • Publisher: PHI
  • ISBN-13: 9788120352520
  • Pages: 496
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016
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Description

About The Book

The book presents a coherent and in-depth treatment of all the important topics on nuclear physics with up-to-date notions and viewpoints. It starts with the discussion on general properties of nucleus, and then moves on to give insights into nuclear models, radioactivity and its applications, nuclear force and nuclear reactions. Readers are also introduced with the concept of interaction of radiation with matter, and detectors including particle accelerators from a practical rather a theoretical point of view. A separate chapter has been devoted to particle physics along with the latest developments. The book also presents an overview of the applications of nuclear physics to various fields such as nuclear energy, healthcare, industry and environment. The evolution of the universe along with the primordial and the stellar nucleosynthesis has been discussed in the last chapter. The book is designed as a standard text for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Physics.

Table Of Contents

1. THE NUCLEUS
2. NUCLEAR MODELS
3. RADIOACTIVITY
4. NUCLEAR FORCE
5. NUCLEAR REACTIONS
6. INTERACTION OF RADIATIONS WITH MATTER
7. DETECTORS AND INSTRUMENTATION
8. PARTICLE PHYSICS
9. APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS
10. NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS

KEY FEATURES
• Includes numerous worked out exercises to help in understanding the key concepts
• Uses computing and analyzing tools such as MATLAB and Excel
• Provides a good number of informative figures and tables

About The Author

HARI M. AGRAWAL, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Physics at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. He received his doctorate in Experimental Nuclear Physics from AMU, Aligarh in 1979. He has three decades of experience in teaching nuclear physics courses and has more than hundred publications in international journals to his credit. Dr. Agrawal’s current research activities are in the fields of nuclear physics and material science. He has worked at various prestigious national/international institutes such as IIT Kanpur, NPD (BARC, Mumbai), State University–New York, Albany (USA), Department of Nuclear Engineering–University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) and GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht (Germany) as visiting scientist. Professor Agrawal has also been to CERN (Geneva), BNL (USA), ICTP (Italy) and IAEA (Austria) on academic missions.