Nuclear Energy, 6th ed. is one of the most popular text ever published due to its clear, accessible and comprehensive coverage of basic nuclear physics and chemistry. Nuclear energy is energy derived from the controlled release of nuclear transformation of materials, generally the decay of unstable neutrons during fission or fusion of atoms, therefore, this newest edition will continue the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know, in a clear, concise overview of nuclear physics and chemistry, from the behavior of isotopes, to the nature of electromagnetic radiation.
This book has long been a very popular and successful textbook for undergraduate students in a variety of engineering and scientic disciplines. It identifies with their need of a broadly based overview of all aspects of nuclear science and its applications to energy generation and useful radiological technologies in medicine and industry. This edition will continue that tradition with updates that will guarantee that the reader is offered the very latest on where nuclear technology stands today. The popular end-of-chapter exercises will be updated and expanded to give the student even more opportunity to reinforce the content learned in each chapter. It is also beneficial to the professional engineers, scientists and managers in the power industries, medical industries and other areas that make use of nuclear or radiological energy. Professionals will once again find this book highly readable, logical and extremely useful.
• New coverage on nuclear safety concerns following 9/11, including radiation and terrorism, nuclear security, use of nuclear techniques to detect weapons materials • New developments in the use of nuclear-powered systems for unmanned space vehicles and for generating cheap and abundant hydrogen from water using nuclear technology • New nuclear power prospects sections include desalination and the use of hydrogen in transportation • Improved and expanded end-of-chapter problems, suggested computer exercises and updated list of references • Also available: a website for students with computer programs and a website for intructors with solutions of exercises