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Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (3rd Edition)

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (3rd Edition)

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (3rd Edition)
By John R. Lamarsh, Anthony J. Baratta

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Offering the most current and complete introduction to nuclear engineering available, this book contains new information on French, Russian, and Japanese nuclear reactors. All units have been revised to reflect current standards. Includes discussions of new reactor types including the AP600, ABWR, and SBWR as well as an extensive section on non-US design reactors; the nuclear Navy and its impact on the development of nuclear energy; binding energy and such topics as the semi-empirical mass formula and elementary quantum mechanics; and solutions to the diffusion equation and a more general derivation of the point kinetics equation. Topics in reactor safety include a complete discussion of the Chernobyl accident and an updated section on TMI and the use of computer codes in safety analysis. For nuclear engineers.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #603815 in Books
  • Published on: 2001-03-31
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.30" h x 1.30" w x 7.30" l, 2.74 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 783 pages

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From the Back Cover
The third edition of this popular book is updated to include a completely revised discussion of reactor technology, an improved discussion of the reactor physics, and a more detailed discussion of basic nuclear physics and models.

  • Introduces the basics of the shell model of the nucleus and a beginning discussion of quantum mechanics.
  • Discusses both U.S. and non-U.S. reactor designs, as well as advanced reactors.
  • Provides for a more detailed understanding of both reactor statics and kinetics.
  • Includes updated information on reactor acidents and safety.

About the Author
Anthony Baratta is currently a Professor of Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Nuclear Safety Center. He received the B.A/B.S. degrees in physics/applied physics from Columbia University in 1968 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Brown University in 1970 and 1978, respectively. His research interests and contributions include reactor safety, reactor kinetics and physics, and the effects of radiation on materials. He has authored many scientific publications and made numerous presentations. He is an active member of the American Nuclear Society and has appeared on many network television and radio broadcasts as an authority on reactor accidents, including the accident at Three Mile Island.

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Preface to Third Edition This revision is derived from personal experiences in teaching introductory and advanced level nuclear engineering courses at the undergraduate level. In keeping with the original intent of John Lamarsh, every attempt is made to retain his style and approach to nuclear engineering education. Since the last edition, however, considerable changes have occurred in the industry. The changes include the development of advanced plant designs, the significant scale-back in plant construction, the extensive use of high speed computers, and the opening of the former Eastern Block countries and of the Soviet Union. From a pedagogical view, the World Wide Web allows access to many resources formerly only available in libraries. Attempts are made to include some of these resources in this edition. In an attempt to update the text to include these technologies and to make the text useful for the study of non-western design reactors, extensive changes are made to Chapter 4, Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear Power. The chapter is revised to include a discussion of Soviet-design reactors and technology. The use, projection, and cost of nuclear power worldwide is updated to the latest available information. In Chapter 11, Reactor Licensing and Safety, the Chernobyl accident is discussed along with the latest reactor safety study, NURG 1150. A section is also included that describes non-power nuclear accidents such, as Tokai-Mura. The basic material in Chapters 2-7 is updated to include newer references and to reflect the author's experience in teaching nuclear engineering. Throughout the text, the references are updated were possible to include more recent publications. In many topic areas, references to books that are dated and often out of print had to be retained, since there are no newer ones available. Since these books are usually available in college libraries, they should be available to most readers. Chapter 9 is retained in much its same form but is updated to include a more complete discussion of the SI system of units and of changes in philosophy that have occurred in radiation protection. Since many of these changes have yet to reach general usage, however, the older discussions are still included. As in the second edition, several errors were corrected and undoubtedly new ones introduced. Gremlins never sleep!


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3Having graduated with a ChE degree in 1960 wanted to ...
By losgatosmeow
Having graduated with a ChE degree in 1960 wanted to familiarize myself with current state of nuclear engineering. Found the non math information intrerestng and well written but the math was way over my head. That's not the fault of the book. I'm simply to old to comprehend it.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Highly recommend for any engineering student or anyone who is interested ...
By Zachary Branum
Currently using this text for my Nuclear Reactor Theory and Design course. Very informative text with clear descriptions of underlying physical principles. Highly recommend for any engineering student or anyone who is interested in the subject matter.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4It's a good read.
By Richard
The best part about the book is its thorough content. Even though it has a very large scope, it's easy to read if you're just entering nuclear engineering.
I didn't give it five stars as there is still room for improvement, like having better diagrams and better formatting. Despite this, I definitely recommend it.

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