Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes (BOK)
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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.This book features: 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; new instructor web site including Solutions to Exercises and PowerPoint slides; and, new student web site containing computer programs for use with Computer Exercises.