This book is intended primarily for BSc Honours and General students pursuing Physics in various Indian universities. It provides complete and comprehensive coverage of Nuclear and Particle Physics as specified by the new Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) syllabus. Topics include the properties of nuclei, different nuclear models, radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, interaction of radiation with matter, nuclear astrophysics, particle physics and particle accelerators.
While there is strong emphasis on following an exam-oriented approach, equal importance has been given to ensure that students have a thorough grasp of the subject and are actively engaged in the learning process.
Online resources are available at www.universitiespress.com/nuclearandparticlephysics
For Teachers: Solutions manual and chapter-wise PowerPoint slides
Satadal Bhattacharyya is an Associate Professor of Physics at the Scottish Church College, Kolkata, and has been teaching Nuclear Physics in the advanced undergraduate class of this college since 1996. A PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, his main research interest is in many-particle systems, including the study of different statistical aspects of ultra-cold trapped bosons.