Fundamentals of Nuclear Models

Fundamentals of Nuclear Models

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This book reviews the basic models and theories of nuclear structure and gives an in-depth analysis of their experimental and mathematical foundations. It shows the relationships between the models and exhibits the value of following the strategy of: looking for patterns in all the data available, developing phenomenological models to explain them, and finally giving the models a foundation in a fundamental microscopic theory of interacting neutrons and protons. This unique book takes a newcomer from an introduction to nuclear structure physics to the frontiers of the subject along a painless path. It provides both the experimental and mathematical foundations of the essential models in a way that is accessible to a broad range of experimental and theoretical physicists. Thus, the book provides a unique resource and an exposition of the essential principles, mathematical structures, assumptions, and observational data on which the models and theories are based. It avoids discussion of many non-essential variations and technical details of the models.The population intensity for each case, ASn(p, t)Aaˆ’2Sn or ASn(t, p)A+2Sn, is normalised to a ground-state- to-ground-state intensity of 100. The excited ... (The data are taken from Audi G., Wapstra A.H. and Thibault C. (2003), Nucl. Phys. A729anbsp;...

Title:Fundamentals of Nuclear Models
Author:David J. Rowe, John L. Wood
Publisher:World Scientific - 2010


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