Nuclear Energy

An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes
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Murray, RaymondNuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, USA (deceased)
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
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

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