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Why can't I find many nuclear physics textbooks ?

by zahero_2007
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zahero_2007
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Jul8-11, 11:47 AM
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Why are nuclear physics textbooks so few compared with quantum field theory texts for example?
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n1person
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Jul8-11, 11:52 AM
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Hmm, I never really noticed a severe lack of nuclear physics textbooks. One factor might be that Nuclear Physics is a relatively broad field, often including things like particle physics, atomic physics, and quantum field theory to an extent.

If you want a good Nuclear Physics book suggestion, I personally like Griffith's Introduction to Elementary Particles.
eXorikos
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Jul8-11, 11:59 AM
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That's not nuclear physics, but particle physics.

- A good introductory textbook is: Krane - Introductory Nuclear Physics
- A more advanced textbook on theoretical nuclear physics: Ring and Schuck - The Many-Body Nuclear Problem
- The textbook we used for the Shell Model: K. Heyde - The Nuclear Shell Model (no longer in print, but he gave the lectures , so we had some copies from him)

Experimental: Knoll - Radiation Detection and Measurement

Also, you don't need many books, but a good book for every subject of study.


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