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An Introduction to the Physics of Nuclei and Particles
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Preface. Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Basic Concepts. 2. Particles and Interactions. Part II: NUCLEAR PROPERTIES AND MODELS. 3. Nuclear Composition and Size. 4. Binding Energy and the Liquid Drop Model. 5. The Shell Model. 6. Properties of the Nucleus. Part III: NUCLEAR DECAYS AND REACTIONS. 7. General Properties of Decay Processes. 8. Alpha Decay. 9. Beta Decay. 10. Gamma Decay. 11. Nuclear Reactions. 12. Fission Reactions. 13. Fusion Reactions. Part IV: PARTICLE PHYSICS. 14. Particles and Interactions. 15. The Standard Model. 16. Particle Reactions and Decays. 17. Grand Unified Theories and the Solar Neutrino Problem. Appendix A: Physical Constants and Conversion Factors. Appendix B: Properties of Nuclides. Bibliography.

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Richard A. Dunlap is a professor in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University and has a cross-appointment in the College of Sustainability. He received a B.S. in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1974), an A.M. in Physics from Dartmouth College (1976) and a Ph.D. in Physics from Clark University (1981). Since 1981 he has been on the faculty at Dalhousie University. From 2001 to 2006 he was Killam Research Professor of Physics, and since 2009 he has been Director of the Dalhousie University Institute for Research in Materials. He currently is a member of the DREAMS Program (Dalhousie Research in Energy, Advanced Materials and Sustainability). Prof. Dunlap is author of three previous text books Experimental Physics: Modern Methods (Oxford 1988), The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers (World Scientific 1997) and An Introduction to the Physics of Nuclei and Particles (Brooks/Cole 2004). Over the years his research interests have included critical phenomena, magnetic materials, amorphous materials, quasicrystals, hydrogen storage, and superconductivity. His current research activities are primarily in the area of materials for advanced rechargeable batteries. He has published more than 280 refereed research papers.

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Preface. Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Basic Concepts. 2. Particles and Interactions. Part II: NUCLEAR PROPERTIES AND MODELS. 3. Nuclear Composition and Size. 4. Binding Energy and the Liquid Drop Model. 5. The Shell Model. 6. Properties of the Nucleus. Part III: NUCLEAR DECAYS AND REACTIONS. 7. General Properties of Decay Processes. 8. Alpha Decay. 9. Beta Decay. 10. Gamma Decay. 11. Nuclear Reactions. 12. Fission Reactions. 13. Fusion Reactions. Part IV: PARTICLE PHYSICS. 14. Particles and Interactions. 15. The Standard Model. 16. Particle Reactions and Decays. 17. Grand Unified Theories and the Solar Neutrino Problem. Appendix A: Physical Constants and Conversion Factors. Appendix B: Properties of Nuclides. Bibliography.

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