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===Books===
===Books===
The following textbooks range from introductory to advanced material, and all require some basic physics and associated mathematical sophistication.
* Kenneth Krane's [http://www.amazon.com/Introductory-Nuclear-Physics-Kenneth-Krane/dp/047180553X Introductory Nuclear Physics] (assumes an undergraduate background in quantum mechanics)
* Kenneth Krane's [http://www.amazon.com/Introductory-Nuclear-Physics-Kenneth-Krane/dp/047180553X Introductory Nuclear Physics] (assumes an undergraduate background in quantum mechanics)
* Weston Stacey's [http://www.amazon.com/Fusion-Plasma-Physics-Textbook/dp/3527405860/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240110013&sr=1-3 Fusion Plasma Physics] (assumes a strong background in electromagnetics)
* Weston Stacey's [http://www.amazon.com/Fusion-Plasma-Physics-Textbook/dp/3527405860/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240110013&sr=1-3 Fusion Plasma Physics] (assumes a strong background in electromagnetics)

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Basic Physics

Fission Weapons

Fusion Weapons and Boosting

Delivery Systems

Missile Defense

See Also

Books

The following textbooks range from introductory to advanced material, and all require some basic physics and associated mathematical sophistication.

There's pretty much an endless line of popular-audience books about nuclear weapons, especially their early design and the characters behind them (I've got about a dozen biographies of J. Robert Oppenheimer alone). These require no particular scientific or mathematic background. Of them, the best include: