The thought of this book originated from the academic experience that I have for teaching many subjects about nuclear physics in many universities in Iraq in departments of physics, biology, and medicine over several years. This book is intended for the student of undergraduate, master, and doctorate that study nuclear physics, radiation, and others. I have not tried to be rigorous or present proofs of all statements in the text. Rather, I have taken the physical view that it is more important that students see an overview of the subject which for many “possibly the majority” will be the only time they study nuclear radiation. In fact, more than just a slight contact is required in order to appreciate many of the subtleties I have infused into the book. I hope that this effort will be of benefit to our students.
Perfection is not attainable. It is an attribute of the Almighty God. Therefore, I apologize for any drawbacks in the book.