The third edition of this popular book is updated to include a completely revised discussion of reactor technology, an improved discussion of the reactor physics, and a more detailed discussion of basic nuclear physics and models.
- Introduces the basics of the shell model of the nucleus and a beginning discussion of quantum mechanics.
- Discusses both U.S. and non-U.S. reactor designs, as well as advanced reactors.
- Provides for a more detailed understanding of both reactor statics and kinetics.
- Includes updated information on reactor acidents and safety.