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

 
9780123705471: Nuclear Energy, Sixth Edition: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes
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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. Presented is a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine.

· New coverage on nuclear safety concerns following 9/11, including radiation and terrorism, nuclear plant security, and use of nuclear techniques to detect weapons materials
· New facts on nuclear waste management, including the Yucca Mountain repository
· New developments in the use of nuclear-powered systems for generating cheap and abundant hydrogen from water using nuclear technology
· New information on prospects for new nuclear power reactors and their applications for electricity and desalination
· New end-of-chapter Exercises and Answers, lists of Internet resources, and updated references.

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This book provides nuclear engineers, plant designers and radiation physicists with a comprehensive overview of nuclear energy and its uses, and discusses potential problems and the outlook for the future.

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Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University

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