Nuclear Reactor Engineering: Reactor Systems Engineering, Volume 2

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Springer US, Oct 31, 1994 - Science - 381 pages
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Dr. Samuel Glasstone, the senior author of the previous editions of this book, was anxious to live until his ninetieth birthday, but passed away in 1986, a few months short of this milestone. I am grateful for the many years of stimulation received during our association, and in preparing this edition have attempted to maintain his approach. Previous editions of this book were intended to serve as a text for students and a reference for practicing engineers. Emphasis was given to the broad perspective, particularly for topics important to reactor design and oper ation, with basic coverage provided in such supporting areas as neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, and materials. This, the Fourth Edition, was prepared with these same general objectives in mind. However, during the past three decades, the nuclear industry and university educational programs have matured considerably, presenting some challenges in meeting the objec tives of this book. Nuclear power reactors have become much more complex, with an ac companying growth in supporting technology. University programs now offer separate courses covering such basic topics as reactor physics, thermal hydraulics, and materials. Finally, the general availability of inexpensive xv xvi Preface powerful micro-and minicomputers has transformed design and analysis procedures so that sophisticated methods are now commonly used instead of earlier, more approximate approaches.

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This is one of the best books available in the field of nuclear reactor technology. Both the volumes of this book are very useful. Though it lack the coverage of CANDU technology. This book certainly needs a revision keeping in view of advancement of new reactor types. It covers fundamentals of nuclear reactor engineering.
References also need a good revision keeping in view of the fact that more and more information is available on the internet.
Each paragraph of this book is a subject in itself and needs a separate treatment. Very good book for the beginners of nuclear engineering.

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