NUCLEAR ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS is a modern, up-to-date, and user-friendly PDF e-textbook about nuclear engineering. Unlike traditional nuclear engineering textbooks that have remained unchanged for the past twenty years or so, this book offers a comprehensive and contemporary approach to the subject matter. It is printed in full color, which adds to its appeal and makes it attractive to anyone who is fascinated by nuclear energy.
The book covers a range of topics such as nuclear fuel cycles, reactor thermal-hydraulics, reactor design, safety and operation, detection and protection against radiation, and the interaction of radiation with matter. It provides a detailed introduction to the science of nuclear energy production, covering topics such as the nuclear chain reaction, nuclear power, nuclear cross-sections, radioactivity, and radiation transport. The book also introduces and discusses all major types of reactors, and explores the role of internet tools in their analysis and design. Reactor safety and containment systems are also addressed.
The book places nuclear science and engineering in its historical context, examining the contributions of various figures to the evolution of the nuclear power industry. It uses numerous real examples throughout the book, which are brought to life through vivid photographs, portraits, and colorful illustrations. The book has a well-structured pedagogical approach and includes a variety of student learning features such as useful equations, numerous real worked examples, and lists of key web resources.
Qualified instructors who adopt this text will have access to a complete solutions manual and PDF slides of all figures, which are sold separately. The book can be used for 1, 2, or 3-semester courses in the fundamentals of nuclear power. It is also a great reference book for practicing nuclear scientists and engineers. To date, it has received the highest overall satisfaction rating of any mainstream nuclear engineering e-textbook on the market today.