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Book on theoretical nuclear physics

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Can you recommend a good book on the theoretical side of nuclear physics?
 

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Blatt and Weiskopf is fairly well liked and respected.
 
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What level are you looking at? What is your background?
 
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I'm a nuclear physics student at the master level. My nuclear physics is only at the level of Krane's introductory nuclear physics. For QM I had a course using Sakurai.
 
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So, you are looking for what books to look at after Krane right?

I agree with Dr. Transport, Blatt and Weiskopf is good (and reasonably priced). Feschbach's 2 part series (the first volume is coauthored with deShalit) entitled "Theoretical Nuclear Physics" is also good, though finding the 2nd in the series on Nuclear Reactions for purchase at a reasonable price is very difficult. You will likely have to borrow it from your institutions library.
 
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Blatt and Weiskopf isn't directly available in our library (no version prior to 1962), the same goes for Feshbach. The books are listed as being in the department of nuclear physics somewhere, but where isn't specified... :/

Blatt and Weiskopf is apparently not very recent, but that not a problem it seems? I found Krane a bit old at the beginning... :p It's worth the purchase?

How do you rate The Many-Body Nuclear Problem by Ring and Schuck. At first sight that is the only book directly available.
 
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Try H. Frauenfelder and E.M. Henley, "Nuclear and particle physics"
 
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Blatt and Weiskopf isn't directly available in our library (no version prior to 1962), the same goes for Feshbach. The books are listed as being in the department of nuclear physics somewhere, but where isn't specified... :/
Your department might have a reading room, where these books would be. Check with your research adviser about this.

Blatt and Weiskopf is apparently not very recent, but that not a problem it seems? I found Krane a bit old at the beginning... :p It's worth the purchase?
It was released as a Dover book, which is a reprint series of classic texts, so it should be quite reasonable. Like 20-30 USD. Don't know about the EU, however.

How do you rate The Many-Body Nuclear Problem by Ring and Schuck. At first sight that is the only book directly available.
Don't know much about the book, have never looked at it. Go and check it out. When I was in grad school, I would sometimes just go to the library and look at what books were near the ones I was interested in. Libraries typically group books by subject, so this can be useful.
 

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