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The history and science of the Manhattan Project

Author: Bruce Cameron Reed
Publisher: Heidelberg : Springer, 2014.
Series: Undergraduate lecture notes in physics
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Cameron Reed
ISBN: 9783642402975 3642402976 3642402968 9783642402968
OCLC Number: 863043452
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 451 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
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 Legacy of Manhattan --
Glossary.
Series Title: Undergraduate lecture notes in physics
Responsibility: Bruce Cameron Reed.

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In this book, a physicist and expert on the history of the Manhattan Project clearly explains the underlying science behind the development of the atomic bomb, including how atomic bombs work, the  Read more...

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