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Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes / Edition 7

Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes / Edition 7

by Raymond Murray, Keith E. Holbert
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Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy. This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know in a clear and accessible way. The book presents a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine.

The seventh edition is restructured into three parts: Basic Concepts, Nuclear Power (including new chapters on nuclear power plants and introduction to reactor theory), and Radiation and Its Uses. Part Two in particular has been updated with current developments, including a new section on Reactor Safety and Security (with a discussion of the Fukushima Diiachi accident); updated information on naval and space propulsion; and revised and updated information on radioactive waste storage, transportation, and disposal. Part Three features new content on biological effects of radiation, radiation standards, and radiation detection.

  • Coverage of energy economics integrated into appropriate chapters
  • More worked examples and end of chapter exercises
  • Updated final chapter on nuclear explosions for current geopolitical developments

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780124166547
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Keith Holbert is presently an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy
Engineering of Arizona State University (ASU) where he has been a faculty member since 1989. He earned his B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from University of Tennessee. His research expertise is in the area of instrumentation and system diagnostics including radiation effects on sensors.
Keith has performed tests on safety-related systems in more than a dozen nuclear power plants in the U.S.
He has published more than 100 journal and conference papers, a textbook, and holds one patent. Dr.
Holbert is a registered professional (nuclear) engineer (P.E.). Keith is a member of the American Nuclear
Society (ANS) and the American Society for Engineering Education, and a Senior Member of the IEEE
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Keith is the Chair of the Arizona Section of the ANS
and the Director of the Nuclear Power Generation Program at ASU. Dr. Holbert presently holds a Guest
Scientist affiliation with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Professor Holbert teaches undergraduate and graduate engineering courses on electric power generation (from all forms of energy), nuclear reactor theory and design, nuclear power plant controls and diagnostics, reactor safety analysis, and health physics and radiation measurements. Besides teaching awards at ASU, Dr. Holbert was recently recognized with the IEEE Transactions on Education Best Paper award for 2010.

Table of Contents

  1. Energy
  2. Atoms and Nuclei
  3. Radioactivity
  4. Nuclear Processes
  5. Radiation and Materials
  6. Fission
  7. Fusion
  8. The History of Nuclear Energy
  9. Particle Accelerators
  10. Biological Effects of Radiation
  11. Radiation Protection
  12. Radiation Detectors
  13. Information from Isotopes
  14. Useful Radiation Effects
  15. Isotope Separators
  16. Neutron Chain Reactions
  17. Nuclear Heat Energy
  18. Nuclear Power Plants
  19. Reactor Theory Introduction
  20. Time Dependent Reactor Behavior
  21. Reactor Safety and Security
  22. Nuclear Propulsion and Remote Power
  23. Radioactive Waste Disposal
  24. Nuclear Energy Future
  25. Breeder Reactors
  26. Fusion Reactors
  27. Nuclear Weapons

Appendix A: Reference Information and Data Appendix B: Textbook Specific Information

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