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Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective
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Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective

Richard F. Casten

Abstract

This textbook on nuclear structure takes a unique and complementary approach compared to existing texts on the topic. Avoiding complicated calculations and complex mathematical formalism, it explains nuclear structure by building on a few elementary physical ideas. Even such apparently intricate topics as shell model residual interactions, the Nilsson model, and the random phase approximation analysis of collective vibrations are explained in a simple, intuitive way so that predictions can usually be made without calculations, essentially by inspection. Frequent comparison with data allows the ... More

Keywords: nuclear structure, Nilsson model, exotic nuclei, isospin, collective vibrations, multi-phonon states, superdeformation, radioactive beams, shell model, Fermi gas model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198507246
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507246.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard F. Casten, author
Yale University, USA

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