By Ben R Mottelson, Aage Niels Bohr
'The box has improved in such a lot of instructions, in reference to the rise in obtainable power, angular momentum, and nuclear species, and the recent phenomena, that have been printed, have encouraged conceptual advancements in regards to the major levels of freedom and their interaction in nuclear dynamics ... it'd be most unlikely for us to supply an overview of this significantly elevated topic with something just like the measure of comprehensiveness aimed toward within the unique textual content. while, this article maintains to explain the foundation for the knowledge of nuclear constructions as we see it this present day ...'foreword from the hot prefaceAfter a long time, this vintage two-volume treatise is now to be had back in an unabridged reprint. those volumes current the fundamental gains of nuclear constitution by way of an integration of collective and self sufficient particle elements and stay a origin for present efforts within the box. valuable to the book's worth is an strategy that acknowledges the various connections among innovations of nuclear physics and people of different many-body structures, and that offers boldly with the interaction among conception and test. other than the most textual content, which supplies a scientific exposition of the topic, there are sections categorised ';Illustrative Examples';, which current specified analyses of experimental effects and the way within which they remove darkness from the techniques built within the textual content. many helpful appendices on normal theoretical instruments also are incorporated, protecting themes comparable to angular momentum algebra, symmetry difficulties, statistical description of point densities, and thought of nuclear reactions and decays.