** About the book** AN INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR PHYSICS explores the nucleus – its size, shape and structure, its static and dynamic properties, its interaction with external system (particles and radiation), and above all the nuclear interaction in the two-nucleon and many-nucleon systems. It covers all aspects of the nucleus, divided into five Parts and nineteen Chapters. Part-1 introduces nuclear binding energy, separation energy and nuclear stability. Part-2 explores the two-nucleon potential through the study of the deuteron problem, nucleon-nucleon scattering, and also presents a meson theoretical description of the nuclear potential. Part-3 deals with the nuclear structure through different models, e.g., liquid-drop model, Fermi gas model, nuclear shell model, collective model. Part-4 develops different theoretical models for nuclear reactions, e.g., compound nucleus, statistical model, continuum model, optical model, direct reaction mechanism. Part-5 covers different aspects of nuclear excitations and decays through ?-, ?-, ?-decay, and photo-disintegration of the n-p system. |

**Table of Contents** Preface / Acknowledgement / Introduction: General Survey of Nuclear Properties / Two-nucleon Potential: Deuteron Problem-I / Neutron-Proton Scattering / Proton-Proton Scattering / Deuteron Problem-II / High-Energy Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering / Meson Theory of Nuclear Force / Nuclear Model: Semi-classical Model / Nuclear Shell Model / Quadrupole Moment of the Nucleus / Collective Model / Nuclear Reactions: Nuclear Reactions: General Understanding / Compound Nuclear Reactions / Optical Model / Direct Reactions / Nuclear Decay: Alpha Decay / Beta Decay / Electro-magnetic Transition / Radiative Transition in the n-p System / Appendix / Bibliography / Index.
**Audience**
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Teachers and Researchers |