Robert E. Masterson
CRC Press; 1st edition
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS is the most modern; up-to-date; and student friendly nuclear engineering PDF etextbook on the market today. It provides a thoroughly modern alternative to classical nuclear engineering etextbooks that have not been updated over the last twenty years or so. Printed in full color; it conveys a sense of awesomeness and wonder to anyone interested in the field of nuclear energy. It discusses nuclear fuel cycles; reactor thermal-hydraulics; nuclear reactor design; reactor safety; reactor operation; radiation detection and protection; and the interaction of radiation with matter. It presents an in-depth introduction to the science of nuclear energy production; the nuclear chain reaction; nuclear power; nuclear cross sections; radioactivity; and radiation transport. All major types of reactors are introduced and discussed; and the role of internet tools in their analysis and design is explored. Reactor safety and reactor containment systems are explored in the ebook as well.
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