Paperback. Very Good. Item #000136
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1950. Revised Edition, Second Impression. Printed paper covers; [x], 248p. Illustrations throughout with unopened foldout at back. Covers toned and faded along edges with some chipping and wear at spine ends. Previous owner's name on first page, else unmarked. Binding is sound.
Comprehensive lecture notes for a Nuclear Physics class taught by Enrico Fermi in 1949. As noted by the compilers in the preface, the lectures "presupposed a familiarity with physics generally acquired by a student who has completed one course in quantum mechanics." The material in these notes was not written, read, or reviewed by Fermi, but was compiled by his students Jay Orear, A.H. Rosenfeld, and R.A. Schluter, each of whom earned Ph.D.s in Physics in or near the publication year and went on to be noted academics and authors themselves. Fermi himself was an Italian physicist and Nobel Prize winner remembered for his work on the development of the first nuclear reactor.