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Fermi theory of beta decay?

  1. Feb 12, 2007 #1
    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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  3. Feb 13, 2007 #2

    Meir Achuz

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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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  4. Feb 13, 2007 #3
    Hey ,
    there is mention of it in Quantum Mechanics by Mandl
    Bit Brief
  5. Feb 14, 2007 #4
    Thanks I will look into those.

    The one by Fermin himself sounds very promising :)
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