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History and Science of the Manhattan Project (Reprint) (Paperback) (Bruce Cameron Reed)

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The development of atomic bombs under the auspices of the U. S. Army’s Manhattan Project during World War II is considered to be the outstanding news story of the twentieth century. In this book, a physicist and expert on the history of the Project presents a comprehensive overview of this momentous achievement. The first three chapters cover the history of nuclear physics from the discovery of radioactivity to the discovery of fission, and would be ideal for instructors of a sophomore-level “Modern Physics” course. Student-level exercises at the ends of the chapters are accompanied by answers. Chapter 7 covers the physics of first-generation fission weapons at a similar level, again accompanied by exercises and answers. For the interested layman and for non-science students and instructors, the book includes extensive qualitative material on the history, organization, implementation, and results of the Manhattan Project and the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing missions. The reader also learns about the legacy of the Project as reflected in the current world stockpiles of nuclear weapons.

Edition: Reprint
Genre: Science
Series Title: Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Bruce Cameron Reed
Language: English
Street Date: September 16, 2016
TCIN: 51717837
UPC: 9783662509142
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-5987
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