The text is designed for junior and senior level Nuclear Engineering students.
The third edition of this highly respected text offers the most current and complete introduction to nuclear engineering available. Introduction to Nuclear Engineering has been thoroughly updated with new information on French, Russian, and Japanese nuclear reactors. All units have been revised to reflect current standards. In addition to the numerous end-of-chapter problems, computer exercises have been added.
1Discussions of new reactor types including the AP600, ABWR, and SBWR as well as an extensive section on non-US design reactors.
2.The authors have added a discussion on the nuclear Navy and its impact on the development of nuclear energy.
3.Basic nuclear theory chapters include additional discussions on binding energy and such topics as the semi-empirical mass formula and elementary quantum mechanics.
4.Changes in reactor theory sections include a more complete discussion of solutions to the diffusion equation and a more general derivation of the point kinetics equation.
5.Chapter on radiation effects updated to include the latest standards
6.Topics in reactor safety now include a complete discussion of the Chernobyl accident and an updated section on TMI and the use of computer codes in safety analysis.