9780123706317

Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780123706317

  • ISBN10:

    0123706319

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-18
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Summary

This new streamlined text 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. The book includes numerous worked-out examples and end-of-chapter questions to help reinforce the knowledge presented. This textbook offers an engineering-oriented introduction to nuclear physics, with a particular focus on how those physics are put to work in the service of generating nuclear-based power, particularly the importance of neutron reactions and neutron behavior. 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. 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 In-depth discussion of neutron reactions, including neutron kinetics and the neutron energy spectrum, as well as neutron spatial distribution Ample worked-out examples and over 100 end-of-chapter problems Full Solutions Manual

Table of Contents

Nuclear Reactions
Neutron Interactions
Neutron Distributions in Energy
The Power Reactor Core
Reactor Kinetics
Spatial Diffusion of Neutrons
Neutron Distributions in Reactors
Energy Transport
Reactivity Feedback
Long Term Core Behavior
Appendices
Useful Mathematics
Bessels Equation and Functions
Derivation of Neutron Diffusion Properties
Fuel Element Heat Transfer
Nuclear Data
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