Written to provide students who have limited backgrounds in the physical sciences and math with an accessible textbook on nuclear science, this edition continues to provide a clear and complete introduction to nuclear chemistry and physics, from basic concepts to nuclear power and medical applications. Incorporating suggestions from adopting profes

chapter 1|22 pages


chapter 2|28 pages

The Mathematics of Radioactive Decay

chapter 3|14 pages

Energy and the Nucleus

chapter 5|34 pages

Radioactive Decay: The Gory Details

chapter 7|24 pages

Detection of Ionizing Radiation

chapter 9|24 pages

Nuclear Reactions

chapter 10|20 pages

Fission and Fusion

chapter 12|18 pages

Radiation Protection

chapter 13|18 pages

X-ray Production

chapter 14|24 pages

Dosimetry of Radiation Fields