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Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering Second Edition [Hardcover]

J. Kenneth Shultis , Richard E. Faw

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Sept. 7 2007 1420051350 978-1420051353 2
Since the publication of the bestselling first edition, there have been numerous advances in the field of nuclear science.  In medicine, accelerator based teletherapy and electron-beam therapy have become standard. New demands in national security have stimulated major advances in nuclear instrumentation.An ideal introduction to the fundamentals of nuclear science and engineering, this book presents the basic nuclear science needed to understand and quantify an extensive range of nuclear phenomena.

New to the Second Edition—

  • A chapter on radiation detection by Douglas McGregor
  • Up-to-date coverage of radiation hazards, reactor designs, and medical applications
  • Flexible organization of material that allows for quick reference
  • This edition also takes an in-depth look at particle accelerators, nuclear fusion reactions and devices, and nuclear technology in medical diagnostics and treatment. In addition, the author discusses applications such as the direct conversion of nuclear energy into electricity.  The breadth of coverage is unparalleled, ranging from the theory and design characteristics of nuclear reactors to the identification of biological risks associated with ionizing radiation. All topics are supplemented with extensive nuclear data compilations to perform a wealth of calculations.

    Providing extensive coverage of physics, nuclear science, and nuclear technology of all types, this up-to-date second edition of Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering is a key reference for any physicists or engineer.


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    17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simplifying nuclear physics and engineering Nov. 14 2004
    By Devabhaktuni Srikrishna - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Hardcover
    This book is pure fun to read... easy to follow, clearly written, and full of cool graphs. It invokes the engineer, physicist, and statistician in you all at once. If for nothing else but having fun, you should get a copy and read it.

    But wish it wasn't so expensive.
    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect introduction Oct. 4 2010
    By cburns90 - Published on Amazon.com
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    Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering is a perfect introduction to the field. It starts gently enough so that anyone with a basic high school understanding of chemistry and physics can easily pick up the quantitative and qualitative ideas behind the operations of subatomic particles. The graphics are an appropriate companion to the text and the indices and appendices are extremely useful for performing calculations. The only potential downside would regard the end of chapter problems tending towards a "plug and chug" nature.
    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Dense Text and Few Examples Feb. 11 2013
    By Charles - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    I'm a senior in Mechanical Engineering and I'm using this book for an elective I thought would be fun. I'm not some guy that is blaming poor test scores on a book, I'm genuinely disappointed by it.
    This text is one of the worst I've ever had to deal with. There are very few examples in the book and the solutions for the problems are nowhere to be found online. The lack of good examples can make a simple question take obscene amounts of time.
    The book is formatted poorly as well, which makes it difficult to find things when you're flipping back and forth between pages. There are a few pictures and graphs but most pages are just block text which can take quite a bit of time to wade through if you don't already know exactly where to look.

    Unfortunately most people buying this book don't have the option to choose something else, however, if you're a professor wanting to change books, I would recommend looking elsewhere.
    4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent nuclear kick-off! May 10 2014
    By Matheus Santos - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    But why only 4 stars? There is no answer for problems! But this is a "common disease" in nuclear eng. textbooks, in my humble and limited opinion & sample size.

    The authors give clear explanations and derivations are good too.

    I really suggest it as an nuclear introductory course for anyone, also not nuclear engineering students.

    I have tried Lamarsh before, but it is hard to follow. Duderstadt & Hamilton is great too, but it deals "only" with reactors.
    0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars urixo July 20 2012
    By urixo - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    The book is great, well organized,full of examples,detailed derivations.
    The charts, tables are comprehansive . Hope they will write more books/

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