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Nucleus: A Trip Into the Heart of Matter

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At the core of the atom, enshrouded by electrons, lies the nucleus. The discovery of the nucleus transformed the past century and will revolutionize this one. Though many persons associate nuclear physics with weapons of mass destruction, it is an exciting, cutting-edge science that has helped to save lives through innovative medical technologies, such as the MRI. In ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published December 3rd 2001 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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José Luís  Fernandes
A nice and non-exhaustive overview of nuclear physics. It's illustrated with lots of pictures and graphics which helps the reader understanding this complex (and above all counter-intuitive) subject, namely for those like me who think a bit better in Physics and Maths with them (they gave me a bit of help in understanding the valley of energy). The only thing I'm not very "convinced" (here in the sense I still didn't understand, specially as the authors didn't detail about it) is how certain ...more
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Nov 22, 2014 Lara rated it liked it
I learned a lot from this book on nuclear physics. I really liked the format of the book, especially the many illustrations. I would have preferred to read the second edition of this book (published in 2012), but this is the edition my library had.
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