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Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering Second Edition,9781420051353
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Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering Second Edition

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2nd
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9781420051353

ISBN10:
1420051350
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/7/2007
Publisher(s):
CRC Press
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Summary

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 referenceThis 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.

Table of Contents

Fundamental Concepts
Modern Physics Concepts
Atomic/Nuclear Models
Nuclear Energetics
Radioactivity
Binary Nuclear Reactions
Radiation Interactions with Matter
Detection and Measurement of Radiation
Radiation Doses and Hazard Assessment
Principles of Nuclear Reactors
Nuclear Power
Other Methods for Converting Nuclear Energy to Electricity
Nuclear Technology in Industry and Research
Medical Applications of Nuclear Technology
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