Models of the atomic nucleus : with interactive software
- Cook, Norman D.
- Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2006.
- Physical description
- xi, 288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -181) and indexes.
- Part I: Fundamentals. Introduction.- Atomic and Nuclear Physics.- A Brief History of Nuclear Theory.- Nuclear Models.- Part II: Long-standing Problems. The Mean Free Path of Nucleons in Nuclei.- The Nuclear Size and Shape.- The Nuclear Force and Super-Heavy Nuclei.- Nuclear Fission.- Part III: The Lattice Model. The Lattice Model: Theoretical Issues.- The Lattice Model: Experimental Issues.- The "Nuclear Visualization Software".
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- Publisher's Summary
- This book-and-CD-software package supplies users with an interactive experience for nuclear visualization via a computer-graphical interface, similar in principle to the molecular visualizations already available in chemistry. "Models of the Atomic Nucleus", a largely non-technical introduction to nuclear theory, explains the nucleus in a way that makes nuclear physics as comprehensible as chemistry or cell biology. The book/software supplements virtually any of the current textbooks in nuclear physics by providing a means for 3D visual display of the diverse models of nuclear structure. For the first time, an easy-to-master software for scientific visualization of the nucleus makes this notoriously "non-visual" field become immediately visible. After a review of the basics, the book explores and compares the competing models, and addresses how the lattice model best resolves remaining controversies. The appendix explains how to obtain the most from the software provided on the accompanying CD.
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- Publication date
- Norman D. Cook.
- System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Windows, MacIntosh, or Linux OS.