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Nuclear Reactor Physics - Weston M. Stacey

Nuclear Reactor Physics


Published: 18th June 2007
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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.

From reviews of the first edition:
"...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

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
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

ISBN: 9783527406791
ISBN-10: 3527406794
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 735
Published: 18th June 2007
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.9  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 1.53
Edition Number: 1