Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems and Applications of Nuclear Processes (Unified Engineering)

9780080181639: Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems and Applications of Nuclear Processes (Unified Engineering)

Nuclear Energy, Fifth Edition provides nuclear engineers, plant designers and radiation physicists with a comprehensive overview of nuclear energy and its uses, discusses potential problems and provides an outlook for the future

New and important trends are discussed including probabilistic safety analysis (PSA), deregulation of the electric power industry to permit competition in the supply of electricity; improvements in performance characteristics of nuclear power plants, such as capacity factor, production costs, and safety factors; storage and disposal of all types of radioactive wastes; advances in decontamination, decommissioning and reutilization; continued progress in evolutionary reactors; increased interest in the role of nuclear power in reducing pollution and global warming. Attention will also be given to the developments in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, France, Sweden, South Korea, China and Third World Countries. The author also looks at the problems of nuclear weapons proliferation and the potential threat from terrorist organizations or reckless countries. In addition, the author has identified Web sites and other electronic information sources to supplement all of the topics covered in this book.

* Latest edition with updated content in important subject areas
* Free downloadable software accompanies book contents
* Revised instructor's manual to accompany book

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"This book presents basic concepts in nuclear energy in crisp and elegant fashion. Prof. Murray has done an excellent job with this fifth edition."
-Shripad T. Revankar, Purdue University

This book is for beginners, and it is especially useful for the engineer or scientist who has no previous knowledge of nuclear energy but who wishes to get up to speed and become familiar with the general problems.

This is a fine book and will, I believe, help to show students that nuclear engineering, and its associated fields, are worthwhile areas in which to plan a career.
-M.M.R Williams, Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering, University of London

especially impressed with the inclusion of computer problems

About the Author:

Keith Holbert is presently an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering of Arizona State University (ASU) where he has been a faculty member since 1989. He earned his B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from University of Tennessee. His research expertise is in the area of instrumentation and system diagnostics including radiation effects on sensors. Keith has performed tests on safety-related systems in more than a dozen nuclear power plants in the U.S. He has published more than 100 journal and conference papers, a textbook, and holds one patent. Dr. Holbert is a registered professional (nuclear) engineer (P.E.). Keith is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the American Society for Engineering Education, and a Senior Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Keith is the Chair of the Arizona Section of the ANS and the Director of the Nuclear Power Generation Program at ASU. Dr. Holbert presently holds a Guest Scientist affiliation with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Professor Holbert teaches undergraduate and graduate engineering courses on electric power generation (from all forms of energy), nuclear reactor theory and design, nuclear power plant controls and diagnostics, reactor safety analysis, and health physics and radiation measurements. Besides teaching awards at ASU, Dr. Holbert was recently recognized with the IEEE Transactions on Education Best Paper award for 2010.

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Murray, Raymond L.
Published by Pergamon Press (1975)
ISBN 10: 0080181635 ISBN 13: 9780080181639
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Book Description Pergamon Press, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0080181635

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