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8. Applied nuclear physics

8. Applied nuclear physics  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788062
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198718635
Nuclear physics is a rich and active field. The large amounts of latent energy within the nuclei of atoms can be liberated in nuclear reactors. Together with nuclear weapons, this is the ... More
Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction  

Frank Close

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788062
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198718635
Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction gives an account of how this area of physics has progressed since the discovery of the electron at the end of the 19th century, which ... More
5. A force in society

5. A force in society  

Sidney Perkowitz

in Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851667
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813941.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198813941
Physics is intellectually significant for humanity because of its success in explaining nature, and practically significant because it powerfully affects the wider world outside the ... More

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