Nuclear and Particle Physics by W. S. C. Williams

Nuclear and Particle Physics

byW. S. C. Williams

Paperback | April 1, 1991

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$107.74 online 
$132.95 list price
Earn 539 plum® points

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


This book deals with nuclear and particle physics at an introductory level, giving an up-to-date description of nuclear and particle physics at a level suitable for undergraduates. Since the primary test of a physical theory is by examining its ability to make correct quantitativepredictions, the reader is encouraged, whenever possible, to appreciate the quantitative aspect of a phenomenon in addition to learning a descriptive explanation.

About The Author

W. S. C. Williams is at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.

Details & Specs

Title:Nuclear and Particle PhysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.84 × 8.07 × 0.91 inPublished:April 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198520468

ISBN - 13:9780198520467

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Physics


Extra Content

Table of Contents

IntroductionSome quantitative formalitiesThe size and shape of nucleiThe mass of nucleiNuclear instabilityAlpha decayNuclear collisions and reactionsNuclear modelsForces and interactionsHadrons and Quark-Parton modelThe electromagnetic interactionThe weak interactionsParticles: Summary and outlookNuclear and particle astrophysics

Editorial Reviews

`This is a working textbook, which unlike many others, covers both the physics of nuclei and of elementary particles. It is attractively produced, with many diagrams and photos.'Contemporary Physics