Theoretical Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics

Theoretical Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics

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This comprehensive text expertly details the numerous theoretical techniques central to the discipline of nuclear physics. It is based on lecture notes from a three-lecture series given at CEBAF (the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility), where John Dirk Walecka at the time was Scientific Director: "Graduate Quantum Mechanics", "Advanced Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory" and "Special Topics in Nuclear Physics". The primary goal of this text is pedagogical; providing a clear, logical, in-depth, and unifying treatment of many diverse aspects of modern nuclear theory ranging from the non-relativistic many-body problem to the standard model of the strong, electromagnetic, and weak interactions. Four key topics are emphasised in this text: basic nuclear structure, the relativistic nuclear many-body problem, strong-coupling QCD, and electroweak interactions with nuclei. The text is designed to provide graduate students with a basic level of understanding of modern nuclear physics so that they in turn can explore the scientific frontiers. Written by eminent authority in the field, this book will be welcomed by graduate students and researchers more

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  • Hardback | 630 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 48.26mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line figures, tables
  • 0195072146
  • 9780195072143

Table of contents

PART I: BASIC NUCLEAR STRUCTURE; 1. Nuclear Forces: A Review; 2. Nuclear Matter; 3. The Independent-Particle Fermi Gas Model; 4. The Independent-Pair Approximation; 5. Nuclear Matter with a Realistic Interaction; 6. The Shell Model; 7. Electromagnetic Interactions; 8. Electromagnetism and the Shell Model; 9. Excited States-Equations of Motion; 10. Collective Modes - A simppl model; 11. Applications to a Real Nucleus; 12. CEBAF's Role; REFERENCES; PROBLEMS; APPENDICES A-B; PART II: THE RELATIVISTIC NUCLEAR MANY BODY PROBLEM; 13. Introdution; 14. A Simple Model and Mean Field Theory; 15. Extensions of Mean Field Theory; 16. Quantum Hadrodynamics (QHD - I); 17. Applications; 18. Some Thermodynamics; 19. QCD and a Phase Transition; 20. Pions; 21. Chiral Invariance; 22. The 0-Model; 23. The Chiral Transformation; 24. Dynamical Resonances; 25. A Model with -QHD-II; 26. CEBAF's Role; REFERENCES; PROBLEMS; 27. QCD - A Review; 28. Path Integrals; 29. Lattice Gauge Theory; 30. Mean Field Theory; 31. Non-Abelian Theory - SU2; 32. Mean Field Theory - SUn; 33. Observables in LGT; 34. Strong Coupling Limit; 35. Monte Carlo Calculations; 36. Include Fermions; 37. QCD Inspired Models; 38. More Models; 39. Deep-Inelastic Scattering; 40. Evolution Equations; 41. CEBAF's Role; REFERENCES; PROBLEMS; APPENDICES H-L; PART IV: ELECTROWEAK INTERACTIONS WITH NUCLEI; 42. Weak Interaction Phenology; 43. Introduction to the Standard Model; 44. Quarks in the Standard Model; 45. Weak Interactions with Nuclei; 46. Semi-Leptonic Weak Processes; 47. Some Applications; 48. Electroweak Radiative Corrections; 49. Full Quark Sector of the Standard Model; 50. Parity Violation; REFERENCES; PROBLEMS; APPENDICES H-Lshow more

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"Very nice survey."--Howard Schnitzer, Brandeis Universityshow more