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Why can't I find many nuclear physics textbooks ?

  1. Jul 8, 2011 #1
    Why can't I find many nuclear physics textbooks ??

    Why are nuclear physics textbooks so few compared with quantum field theory texts for example?
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2011 #2
    Re: Why can't I find many nuclear physics textbooks ??

    Hmm, I never really noticed a severe lack of nuclear physics textbooks. One factor might be that Nuclear Physics is a relatively broad field, often including things like particle physics, atomic physics, and quantum field theory to an extent.

    If you want a good Nuclear Physics book suggestion, I personally like Griffith's Introduction to Elementary Particles.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2011 #3
    Re: Why can't I find many nuclear physics textbooks ??

    That's not nuclear physics, but particle physics.

    - A good introductory textbook is: Krane - Introductory Nuclear Physics
    - A more advanced textbook on theoretical nuclear physics: Ring and Schuck - The Many-Body Nuclear Problem
    - The textbook we used for the Shell Model: K. Heyde - The Nuclear Shell Model (no longer in print, but he gave the lectures , so we had some copies from him)

    Experimental: Knoll - Radiation Detection and Measurement

    Also, you don't need many books, but a good book for every subject of study.
     
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