AUTHORRomer, Alfred
TITLEThe Discovery of Radioactivity and Transmutation
PUBLISHERDover Publications, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY
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This volume is a collection of 16 original seminal papers that present the discovery of radioactivity and transmutation during the period from 1896 to 1905. The book traces the beginnings of modern nuclear physics, which has its roots in early research on radioactivity. It focuses on the physical techniques of research, rather than the chemical. Arranged in chronological order, the collection includes an introduction, commentary, and clarifying notes by each scholar about his or her discoveries. Among the notable contributors are Henri Becquerel, Ernest Rutherford, William Crookes, the Curies, Frederick Soddy, and William Ramsay.

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