Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering *US HARDCOVER* 3rd Ed. by J. Kenneth Shultis, Richard Faw - {9781498769297}

  • Type: Hardcover Book.
  • Language : English
  • Item Weight: 1.742
  • Dimensions: 18 x 24.9 x 3.8
  • Pages: 660
  • Edition: 3

By: Shultis, J. Kenneth Availability: In Stock Condition: Brand New.



Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering: A Summary

This revised and updated textbook equips students and professionals with a comprehensive understanding of nuclear science and engineering, from fundamental principles to diverse applications. Authored by J. Kenneth Shultis and Richard E. Faw, the third edition of this popular resource offers clear explanations, a broad scope, and a focus on practical applications.

Key strengths:

  • Accessibility: Complex concepts are presented in understandable terms, making the book suitable for a wide audience.
  • Comprehensiveness: Covers a range of topics, including nuclear physics, power generation, medical applications, propulsion systems, and radiation detection.
  • Up-to-date: Incorporates the latest advancements in the field, including new reactor designs, fusion technology, and radiation safety considerations.
  • Engaging: Includes practice problems, case studies, and examples to illustrate real-world applications.
  • Flexible: Suitable for both nuclear engineering students and those in other disciplines.

Content overview:

  • Part I: Introduction to Nuclear Science:
    • Fundamentals of atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, and nuclear reactions.
    • Interactions of radiation with matter, radiation detection principles, and dosimetry.
  • Part II: Nuclear Power:
    • Fission and fusion processes, reactor physics and design principles, and nuclear fuel cycles.
    • Power plant operations, safety systems, and environmental considerations.
  • Part III: Other Applications of Nuclear Technology:
    • Medical applications like diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, and research with radioisotopes.
    • Industrial applications such as non-destructive testing and materials processing.
    • Applications in space exploration and other fields.
  • Part IV: Radiation Protection and Safety:
    • Principles of radiation protection, regulatory frameworks, and dose limits.
    • Radioactive waste management and disposal strategies.
    • Nonproliferation and safeguards measures.

New in this edition:

  • Updated content reflecting advancements in nuclear power technology, medical applications, and radiation protection.
  • Expanded coverage of emerging topics like small modular reactors, advanced fuel cycles, and nuclear fusion research.
  • Inclusion of new case studies and examples to illustrate real-world applications.