The Resource The History and Science of the Manhattan Project, by Bruce Cameron Reed, (electronic resource)

The History and Science of the Manhattan Project, by Bruce Cameron Reed, (electronic resource)

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The History and Science of the Manhattan Project
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The History and Science of the Manhattan Project
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by Bruce Cameron Reed
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eng
Summary
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. This second edition contains important revisions and additions, including a new chapter on the German atomic bomb program and new sections on British and Canadian contributions to the Manhattan project and on feed materials. Several other sections have been expanded; reader feedback has been helpful in introducing minor corrections and improved explanations; and, last but not least, the second edition includes a detailed index.
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Reed, Bruce Cameron
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  • QC770-798
  • QC702.7.H42
  • QC793.5.H32-793.5.H329
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non fiction
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Nuclear physics
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Nuclear Chemistry
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The History and Science of the Manhattan Project, by Bruce Cameron Reed, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
Introduction and Overview -- A Short History of Nuclear Physics to the Mid-1930s -- The Discovery and Interpretation of Nuclear Fission -- Organizing the Manhattan Project, 1939-1943 -- Oak Ridge, CP-1, and the Clinton Engineer Works -- The Hanford Engineer Works -- Los Alamos, Trinity, and Tinian -- Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- The German Nuclear Program -- The Legacy of Manhattan -- Glossary -- Index
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unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2019.
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XVIII, 538 p. 190 illus., 27 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783662581759
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-662-58175-9
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-662-58175-9
Label
The History and Science of the Manhattan Project, by Bruce Cameron Reed, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and Overview -- A Short History of Nuclear Physics to the Mid-1930s -- The Discovery and Interpretation of Nuclear Fission -- Organizing the Manhattan Project, 1939-1943 -- Oak Ridge, CP-1, and the Clinton Engineer Works -- The Hanford Engineer Works -- Los Alamos, Trinity, and Tinian -- Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- The German Nuclear Program -- The Legacy of Manhattan -- Glossary -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2019.
Extent
XVIII, 538 p. 190 illus., 27 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783662581759
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-662-58175-9
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-662-58175-9

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