Weston M. Stacey
Wiley-VCH; 3rd edition (5 June; 2018)
This “Nuclear Reactor Physics” 3rd Edition; completely revised of the textbook retains the proven concept of complete and balanced coverage of the topic.
The 1st part looks at basic reactor physics; including; but not limited to nuclear reactions;reactor dynamics; diffusion theory; fuel burnup and reactor safety. The 2nd part then deals with such physically and mathematically more advanced topics as resonance absorption; neutron transport theory; and neutron thermalization. For ease of reference; the detailed appendices contain useful mathematical formulas; nuclear data; an overview of special functions as well as an introduction to matrix algebra and Laplace transforms.
With its focus on conveying the in-depth knowledge needed by advanced students and professional nuclear engineers; this textbook is ideal for use in numerous courses; including nuclear reactor dynamics and stability; neutron transport theory; nuclear reactor physics; advanced nuclear reactor physics; nand nuclear reactor fuel cycle physics.