Authors: Ritesh Kohale, Sanjay J. Dhoble, Vibha Chopra

Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics

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ISBN: 978-981-5049-91-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5049-90-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898150499091230101


Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics gives elementary understanding of nuclear and particle physics. The textbook offers an overview of the subject, providing students with a basic understanding about 1) the atomic structure and the nucleus, 2) equipment such as particle detectors, particle accelerators, and nuclear reactors, 3) radioactivity, and 4) elementary particles. Each chapter provides fundamental theoretical and experimental knowledge required for students to strengthen their concepts. Other key features of the book include:

  • - Structured chapters designed for easy reading and stimulating interest for learners
  • - Sophisticated figures
  • - Thoroughly solved equations
  • - Bibliographic references for further reading
  • - Updated information about different types of nuclear reactors
  • - Information about nuclear astrophysics

Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics is suitable for introductory undergraduate courses in nuclear physics as well as more innovative courses geared towards nuclear engineering.

Audience: Physics and nuclear engineering students


I welcome the publication of the book ‘Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics.’ It is an introductory text for scientists, teachers, engineers and students written by Dr. Ritesh Kohale, Dr. Sanjay J. Dhoble and Dr. Vibha Chopra. ‘Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics is an ultimate textbook for courses at the undergraduate level in nuclear physics. Moreover, it is a significant basis for scientists and those who initiated working with nuclei, particle physicists, astrophysicists and anyone willing to learn more about novel trends in this field. Its importance on phenomenology and discussions of the theory are covered with the suitable examples that clarify and put on the theoretical formulism, differentiating this book from all other books available. The text is well organized to deliver the fundamentals of content for students with a little mathematical background, providing more distinguished material in each section.

This textbook is competent because it includes the discovery of the neutron and other modern advances, providing readers with widespread coverage of the elementary models of each topic in particle physics for the first time. Physics emphasizes mathematical precision, making the material handy to students with no prior knowledge of elementary nuclear physics. The theory and mathematical expressions are linked together in a very sophisticated manner, helping students understand how key ideas were developed. The content on nuclei, mass defect, packing fraction, particle accelerator and detectors, the discovery of a neutron, a nuclear chain reaction, liquid drop model and the shell model of a nucleus, nuclear fission and fusion, and radioactivity has been completely revised to familiarize the students to what lies beyond. The easily understandable figures and equations with problems inspire students to apply the theory themselves.

I am pleased to authenticate this book as an advanced phase in this ongoing quest, and I hope this book will be a valuable addition to the bare literature on the subject matter.

Dr. K. V. R. Murthy
Department of Applied Physics,
President, Luminescence Society of India (LSI),
M. S. University, Baroda,