Nuclear physics is the field of physics that studies the building blocks and interactions of atomic nuclei. Nuclear power and nuclear bombs are the most commonly known applications of nuclear physics, but the research field is also the basis for a far wider range of less common applications, like e.g. in the medical sector, in materials engineering or archaeology.
The book sets out in a clear and consistent manner the various elements of nuclear physics. It delivers a balanced account of both theoretical and experimental nuclear physics. It maintains the original goal of providing a clear, logical, in-depth and unifying treatment of modern nuclear theory, ranging from the non-relativistic many-body problem to the standard model of the strong, electromagnetic, and weak interactions.