Reasons for Radioactivity

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Till now i have not found any decent site/article/book that actually answers my question of why certain atoms such as Uranium 235/238 and carbon-14 break up spontaneously while others are relatively stable. Could someone perhaps suggest a book or website or article that explains this (i am currently in the second year of university doing physics).
 

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have you learned about the Weak Nuclear force yet?
 
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no, i haven't, but i would ccertainly like to leanr about it.

what would be good beginner/intermediate type of physics book that would help me??
 

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