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Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering Second Edition

Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering Second Edition

Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering Second Edition
By J. Kenneth Shultis, Richard E. Faw

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Book Description

Since the publication of the bestselling first edition, there have been numerous advances in the field of nuclear science.  In medicine, accelerator based teletherapy and electron-beam therapy have become standard. New demands in national security have stimulated major advances in nuclear instrumentation.An ideal introduction to the fundamentals of nuclear science and engineering, this book presents the basic nuclear science needed to understand and quantify an extensive range of nuclear phenomena.

New to the Second Edition―

  • A chapter on radiation detection by Douglas McGregor
  • Up-to-date coverage of radiation hazards, reactor designs, and medical applications
  • Flexible organization of material that allows for quick reference
  • This edition also takes an in-depth look at particle accelerators, nuclear fusion reactions and devices, and nuclear technology in medical diagnostics and treatment. In addition, the author discusses applications such as the direct conversion of nuclear energy into electricity.  The breadth of coverage is unparalleled, ranging from the theory and design characteristics of nuclear reactors to the identification of biological risks associated with ionizing radiation. All topics are supplemented with extensive nuclear data compilations to perform a wealth of calculations.

    Providing extensive coverage of physics, nuclear science, and nuclear technology of all types, this up-to-date second edition of Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering is a key reference for any physicists or engineer.

    Book Details

    • Amazon Sales Rank: #179591 in Books
    • Brand: imusti
    • Published on: 2007-09-07
    • Original language: English
    • Number of items: 1
    • Dimensions: 1.45" h x 7.30" w x 10.31" l, 2.69 pounds
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • 616 pages


    • CRC Press

    Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    4Excellent nuclear kick-off!
    By Matheus Santos
    But why only 4 stars? There is no answer for problems! But this is a "common disease" in nuclear eng. textbooks, in my humble and limited opinion & sample size.

    The authors give clear explanations and derivations are good too.

    I really suggest it as an nuclear introductory course for anyone, also not nuclear engineering students.

    I have tried Lamarsh before, but it is hard to follow. Duderstadt & Hamilton is great too, but it deals "only" with reactors.

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    5Five Stars
    By Jose Ortiz

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5Good coverage of the material.
    By Jordan A
    This book overall does a good job discussing the required theory for nuclear engineering, and then discusses several applications. Some of its discussion is a little hard to follow, but that's likely due to the quantum mechanical nature of the material, not the author.

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