Fermi theory of beta decay?

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What is the best textbook or article that realy indepth explains the fermi theory, including derivation of the fermi golden rule and a good discussion of fermi functions?

Most nuclear physics textbooks I have looked through seems to skim over the details :frown:
 

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Nuclear Physics: A Course Given by Enrico Fermi at the University of Chicago by Enrico Fermi (Paperback - Aug 15, 1974).
Buy it on Amazon.com.
Just remember that Fermi's original theory was pure vector (V), while the standard theory now is V-A. Since that book was pre 1956, it might even consider STP, which are now ruled out.
There is also a good weak interactions book by Eugene Commins:
Weak Interactions by Eugene D. Commins and Philip H. Bucksbaum (Paperback - Jun 19, 1988)
 
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Hey ,
there is mention of it in Quantum Mechanics by Mandl
Bit Brief
 
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Thanks I will look into those.

The one by Fermin himself sounds very promising :)
 

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