Nuclear Reactor Physics / Edition 2

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Overview

Nuclear reactor physics is the core discipline of nuclear engineering. Nuclear reactors now account for a significant portion of the electrical power generated worldwide, and new power reactors with improved fuel cycles are being developed. At the same time, the past few decades have seen an ever-increasing number of industrial, medical, military, and research applications for nuclear reactors. The second edition of this successful comprehensive textbook and reference on basic and advanced nuclear reactor physics has been completely updated, revised and enlarged to include the latest developments.

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Editorial Reviews

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"...Stacey...developed the material in Part I dealing with basic concepts and theory, in teaching undergraduate and first-year graduate students.... Part II is a more mathematically intense treatment of advanced topics." SciTech Book News

"The first comprehensive book on the subject in 25 years." La Doc STI

"I hope that the publication of this impressive text, whose strength lies in its breadth and it modernity, will accompany a renewed interest in nuclear power expressed through fission reactors." Physics Today

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...Stacey...developed the material in Part I dealing with basic concepts and theory, in teaching undergraduate and first-year graduate students...Part II is a more mathematically intense treatment of advanced topics.
SciTech Book News
...Stacey...developed the material in Part I dealing with basic concepts and theory, in teaching undergraduate and first-year graduate students...Part II is a more mathematically intense treatment of advanced topics.
Booknews
With roots in the Manhattan Project, nuclear reactor physics is the core discipline of the field of nuclear engineering. Besides nuclear power reactors increasingly supplying global electrical power, nuclear power is also employed in basic physics research, naval propulsion reactors, mobile power sources, and production of radio-isotopes for medical and national security applications. Stacey is with the Georgia Institute of Technology, were he developed the material in Part I dealing with basic concepts and theory, in teaching undergraduate and first-year graduate students. Part II is a more mathematically intense treatment of advanced topics. Includes problems to be worked without an answer key. Appended material includes some useful nuclear data and mathematical formulas; step functions, delta functions, and other "exotic beasts"; and introductions to matrix algebra and Laplace transforms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527406791
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/10/2007
  • Edition description: 2nd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 735
  • Sales rank: 1,163,026
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Weston M. Stacey is Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His career spans more than 40 years of research and teaching in nuclear reactor physics, fusion plasma physics and fusion and fission reactor conceptual design. He led the IAEA INTOR Workshop (1979-88) that led to the present ITER project, for which he was awarded the US Department of Energy Distinguished Associate Award and two Department of Energy Certificates of Appreciation. Professor Stacey is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and of the American Physical Society. He is the recipient of several prizes, among them the American Nuclear Society Seaborg Medal for Nuclear Research and the Wigner Reactor Physics Award, and the author of six previous books and numerous research papers.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part 1: Basic Reactor Physics

1. Neutron Nuclear Reactions

2. Neutron Chain Fission Reactors

3. Neutron Diffusion Theory

4. Neutron Energy Distribution

5. Nuclear Reactor Dynamics

6. Fuel Burnup

7. Nuclear Power Reactors

8. Reactor Safety

Part2: Advanced Reactor Physics

9. Neutron Transport Theory

10. Neutron Slowing Down

11. Resonance Absorption

12. Neutron Thermalization

13. Perturbation and Variational Methods

14. Homogenization

15. Nodal and Synthesis Methods

16. Space-Time Neutron Kinetics

Appendices

A. Some Useful Nuclear Data

B. Some Useful Mathematical Formulas

C. Step Functions, Delta Functions, and Other Exotic Beasts

D. Some Properties of Special Functions

E. Introduction to Matrices and Matris Algebra

F. Introduction to Laplace Transforms

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