Nuclear physics/chemistry text for advance high school short course

  1. I am looking for a suitable text for a short course that will be taught over a 16 week period. Students will take this nation-wide to compete for cash prizes and a college scholarship. Each year the subject matter is different and this year, it will be nuclear physics and chemistry.

    I am looking for an introductory college-level text that will discuss in detail such topics as radioactivity, mass defect, transmutation, synthesis of transuranium elements, neutron activation analysis, quantum chromodynamics (on an elementary scale), fission and fusion reactions, nuclear medicine, bremstrahlung, Cherenkov radiation, radiation-induced mutations and the like. Perhaps morethan one text will be necessary. In past years, we have used texts of about 500-750 pages (subjects have included astronomy, organic and biochemistry, and forensic science). My doctorate is in organic chemistry, so I know little about the available sources for physics texts.

    Any help that anyone can provide me with will be greatly appreciated.



    Art Friedman
     
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  3. Can you give more information on the competition? It sounds like something I'd be interested in.
     
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