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Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics

By V. K. Mittal, R. C. Verma, S. C. Gupta

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Format: Paperback, 416 pages, 3rd Revised edition Edition
Published In: India, 30 May 2013
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This thoroughly revised book, now in its third edition, continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to this increasingly important area of nuclear and particle physics. It combines coverage of basic concepts, principles and applications, along with the latest developments. Beginning with the historical developments of the subject, properties and constituents of the nucleus, quantitative facts about nucleus, etc., the book moves on to give insights into nuclear models, phenomenon of radioactivity and its applications in various fields, nuclear reactions including reactions in sun and stars, photoelectric and Compton effects, pair production, particle accelerators and types of radiation detectors. The text also presents an extensive discussion on elementary particles and their fundamental reactions, fundamental forces, conservation laws and the quark model. Besides updating and revising the existing text, the new edition amplifies several sections across the book for easy understanding of the topics discussed. The text is designed for the students of B.Sc. (Physics), though it can also serve as introductory review material for M.Sc. (Physics) students. Key FeaturesContains actual experimental data. Includes a large number of solved problems to help students comprehend the concepts with ease. Provides answers to unsolved problems. Gives review questions to test the student's comprehension of the subject.

About the Author

V. K. Mittal, PhD, is Professor of Physics at Punjabi University, Patiala. He obtained his doctorate in Experimental Nuclear Physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1980. Professor Mittal has over three decades of experience in teaching and research and has published more than 60 research papers in national and international journals. He has also authored three books on computational physics and computer simulation. His major research interests are in the areas of nuclear physics, material science and computational physics. R. C. Verma, PhD, is Professor and former Head of Physics Department at Punjabi University, Patiala. He received his doctorate in Theoretical High Energy Physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1978, and has published more than 120 research papers in national and international journals of high repute. A recipient of Hari Om Ashram Award for his outstanding contributions to theoretical physics, Professor Verma has been visiting scientist in Canada, the USA, Switzerland, Taiwan and Italy. He has authored seven books on programming languages and computational physics. His current research interests are in the areas of particle physics and computational physics. S. C. Gupta, PhD, has been Professor and Head, Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala. He received his doctorate in Theoretical Physics from the Australian National University, Canberra in 1968. Dr. Gupta has published nearly 60 research papers and has authored books on computational physics and computer simulation. He has had a collaborative programme with the Institute of Plasma Research, Gandhi Nagar. His areas of research interest are plasma physics and computational physics.

EAN: 9788120347380
ISBN: 8120347382
Publisher: Prentice-Hall of India Pvt.Ltd
Dimensions: 23.5 x 17.8 centimeters (0.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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