Download e-book for iPad: The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

By Richard Rhodes

ISBN-10: 1451677618

ISBN-13: 9781451677614

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the nationwide booklet Award, and the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its preliminary book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the seminal and entire tale of the way the bomb used to be constructed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the tremendous power locked contained in the atom to the shedding of the 1st bombs on Japan.
Few nice discoveries have developed so swiftly—or were so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear power to the brilliant glare of Trinity, there has been a span of not often greater than twenty-five years. What begun as simply a fascinating speculative challenge in physics grew into the big apple venture, after which into the bomb, with scary rapidity, whereas scientists identified simply to their peers—Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and von Neumann—stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight.
Richard Rhodes offers the definitive tale of man’s so much striking discovery and invention. advised in wealthy human, political, and clinical aspect, The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a story journey de strength and a rfile with literary strength commensurate with its topic.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Making of the Atomic Bomb PDF

Similar nuclear books

Get The Making of the Atomic Bomb PDF

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the nationwide publication Award, and the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its preliminary ebook, The Making of the Atomic Bomb is still the seminal and whole tale of ways the bomb was once constructed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the tremendous power locked contained in the atom to the shedding of the 1st bombs on Japan.
Few nice discoveries have advanced so swiftly—or were so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear strength to the intense glare of Trinity, there has been a span of not often greater than twenty-five years. What begun as in basic terms a fascinating speculative challenge in physics grew into the new york undertaking, after which into the bomb, with scary rapidity, whereas scientists identified merely to their peers—Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and von Neumann—stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight.
Richard Rhodes provides the definitive tale of man’s so much amazing discovery and invention. instructed in wealthy human, political, and clinical element, The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a story travel de strength and a record with literary energy commensurate with its topic.

Additional resources for The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Example text

1549(602;30) Ref. 1 Root mean square nuclear charge radii < r 2 > 1/2 e Isotope < r 2 >1/2 e [fm] Ref. W. , Phys. Rev. 99, 1839–1841 (1955) Isotope shift in the first three spectra of boron. A. Cichocki, J. S. , Phys. Rev C51, 2406–2426 (1995) Electron scattering from 10B. B. Edlén, A. Ölme, G. C. Johns, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 889–891 (1970) Ionization potential of boron, and the isotopic and fine structure of 2s2p2 2D. A. R. A. Beer, et al. Nucl. Phys. A360, 426–434 (1981) Measurement of the pionic and muonic X-rays in 10,11B.

1 Root mean square nuclear charge radii < r 2 > 1/2 µ Isotope < r 2 >1/2 µ [fm] Ref. 1 Root mean square nuclear charge radii < r 2 > 1/2 e Isotope < r 2 >1/2 e [fm] Ref. 3 References for 2-He A. Amroun, V. -M. Cávedon, et al. Nucl. Phys. A579, 596–626 (1994) 3H and 3He electromagnetic form factors. BR78 E. A. Rinker, Phys. Rev. A18, 324–327 (1978) Improved calculation of the muonichelium Lamb-shift. CGN76 G. Carboni, U. Gastaldi, G. , Nuovo Cimento 34, 493–514 (1976) Measurement of the 2S1/2 – 2 P3/2 level splitting in muonic helium: a test of quantum electrodynamics predictions and electronic vacuum polarization.

Rev. Lett. 79, 2249–2649 (1997) Phase-coherent measurement of the hydrogen 1S–2S transition frequency with an optical frequency interval divider chain. ZLL86 P. Zhao, W. P. C. Bergquist, Phys, Rev. A34, 5138–5141 (1986) Remeasurement of the Rydberg constant. ABC94 Landolt-Börnstein New Series I/20 2-He Helium 2-He Helium Helium has only two stable isotopes. A correction of optical data by means of projection is not possible. 1 Isotope shifts Total number of papers: 50 λ [nm] Ref. 2 Isotope positions The sequence for the isotopes is given in Fig.

Download PDF sample

The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes


by Edward
4.5

Rated 4.82 of 5 – based on 4 votes