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UNITEXT for Physics

Problems and Solutions in Nuclear and Particle Physics

Authors: Petrera, Sergio

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  • Presents 140 realistic problems with detailed solutions
  • Complements introductory courses in the field
  • Is ideal for the self-assessment of readers’ knowledge
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This book presents 140 problems with solutions in introductory nuclear and particle physics. Rather than being only partially provided or simply outlined, as is typically the case in textbooks on nuclear and particle physics, all solutions are explained in detail. Furthermore, different possible approaches are compared. Some of the problems concern the estimation of quantities in realistic experimental situations. In general, solving the problems does not require a substantial mathematics background, and the focus is instead on developing the reader’s sense of physics in order to work out the problem in question. Consequently, sections on experimental methods and detection methods constitute a major part of the book. Given its format and content, it offers a valuable resource, not only for undergraduate classes but also for self-assessment in preparation for graduate school entrance and other examinations.

                      

About the authors

Sergio Petrera is Senior Professor at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy. He has been researcher at the italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Rome and Professor of Physics at Lecce and L'Aquila Universities. He has been INFN Director in Lecce and Director of the Physics Department in L'Aquila. Up until 1985 his research interests lay mainly in particle physics at accelerators, in several experiments at Fermilab and CERN, including the hybrid searches for charm in neutrino production and for beauty in hadro-production. Later on his interests have focused on astroparticle physics, including studies of cosmic rays, searches for monopoles, atmospheric neutrino oscillations, and neutrino bursts from stellar collapses in the experiment MACRO at Gran Sasso Laboratory. He is currently involved in the field of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina.


                     

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)

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eBook £43.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19773-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19772-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Problems and Solutions in Nuclear and Particle Physics
Authors
Series Title
UNITEXT for Physics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19773-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19773-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19772-8
Series ISSN
2198-7882
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 140
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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