Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics

Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics

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Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics offers a one-semester treatment of the essentials of how the fission nuclear reactor works, the various approaches to the design of reactors, and their safe and efficient operation . It provides a clear, general overview of atomic physics from the standpoint of reactor functionality and design, including the sequence of fission reactions and their energy release.

It provides in-depth discussion of neutron reactions, including neutron kinetics and the neutron energy spectrum, as well as neutron spatial distribution. It includes ample worked-out examples and over 100 end-of-chapter problems.

Engineering students will find this applications-oriented approach, with many worked-out examples, more accessible and more meaningful as they aspire to become future nuclear engineers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 190 x 262 x 30mm | 861.82g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123706319
  • 9780123706317
  • 1,161,465

Table of contents

1. Nuclear Reactions
2. Neutron Interactions
3. Neutron Distributions in Energy
4. The Power Reactor Core
5. Reactor Kinetics
6. Spatial Diffusion of Neutrons
7. Neutron Distributions in Reactors
8. Energy Transport
9. Reactivity Feedback
10. Long Term Core Behavior
A. Useful Mathematics
B. Bessel's Equation and Functions
C. Derivation of Neutron Diffusion Properties
D. Fuel Element Heat Transfer
E. Nuclear Data
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About Elmer E. Lewis

By Elmer E Lewis, Ph.D., Northwestern University Dept. Of Mechanical Engineering Robert R. McCormick School of Eng. & Applied Science Evanston, IL
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